Is the Title Race Over for Liverpool After Manchester City Defeat?


Liverpool after being unbeaten for 1369 days on their home turf to now being defeated thrice in a row at Anfield in the past 18 days. The 68 games unbeaten record at their home turf is now being followed by 3 games losing streak.

After the defeat against Manchester City, it’s now a 10 points gap between the current champions and the table leaders having a game in hand.

The gap now looks stretched and un-coverable looking at the recent form of the City many football pundits have started believing that the title race looks to be over pretty soon presumably for the defending champions.

The Reds are at 4th position in the Premier League table with 40 points from 23 fixtures. The former champions man city are at the top of the table, 10 points more than champions, with a game in hand.

Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool title race after City defeat:

After the match against City on Sunday night at Anfield, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said:

“It’s a tough time for all of us. Remember – it’s easy to believe when it’s going well – now we have to show character and I will make sure the team does that and it would be pleasing if our fan base could do this as well”.

Manchester City ended an 18-year wait and finally beats Liverpool at their home turf “Anfield” in style with a 4-1 win on Sunday to take a firm grip on the Premier League title race.

Manchester United and Leicester City are also keeping pressure on Citizens and expected to finish in the top-four this season.

At the start of this season, Klopp used to say that they are not defending champions but rather they are attacking champions but now the title looks a far-fetched idea for them. They might even struggle to get themselves a place in the next year’s Champions League if they don’t end their losing streak soon.

Next up for the champions is a trip to king power stadium to face Leicester City, who are currently sitting one above them in the table on 3rd at 43 points.

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