Liverpool hero gives Premier League title verdict after Manchester derby

Liverpool hero gives Premier League title verdict after Manchester derby

That’s the opinion of former Reds midfielder Steve Nicol after Manchester City beat their rivals Manchester United tonight.

The 2-0 win at Old Trafford means Pep Guardiola’s side are even more firmly in the driving seat as the season reches its climax.

The defending champions have now won 11 consecutive top-flight games.

And with just three games to go, Nicol thinks Liverpool’s race is now run.

“I think it’s over now,” he said on ESPN FC.

“I don’t see a way that Man City lose any games, never mind dropping points.

“I just don’t see anybody getting in their way.

“That means that they win all their games and they win the title.

“It’s as simple as that.”

It follows Nicol’s comments after the Reds’ 3-1 win in Munich, when he said: “Liverpool on the ball in this game overall, I thought they were atrocious.

“I thought they were as bad as I’ve ever seen.

“But it goes to show you stats don’t mean anything, and the only thing that matters is the scoreline, and Liverpool won 3-1.”

Liverpool’s current points total of 88 would have been sufficient to win the title in 14 Premier League seasons.

City’s final three fixtures are against Burnley, Leicester and Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp’s team face Huddersfield on Friday (8pm), then Newcastle, and Wolves.

The Kop side also have a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona to look ahead to.

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