Whatever the outcome on Thursday between Manchester City and Liverpool, both sets of fans of these two teams will have something to cheer about; knowing very well there will be another 17 matches to play for before the season ends.
Therefore, this match is not in any way the title decider. However, we cannot under-estimate the power of having the ‘bragging rights’ at this point of the season. Whoever wins, maybe, will shape the outcome of this much-anticipated title race. Nonetheless, history has it; winning or losing in such a big game can either boost the confidence in players or kill the morale of an entire team.
City head into this one being the underdogs; and rightly so, because of their mixed results this season, having lost to both Leicester and Chelsea already. On the other hand, Liverpool has been in fine form, collecting a total of 54 points in 20 games.
The Reds have not lost a single match in the Premier League, a statistic that should indeed worry the defending champions. Therefore, this means Liverpool head into this game as clear favourites. However, in football, anything is possible.
Remaining unbeaten in the league after 20 games is not something unusual; in fact, Chelsea has done it before, and even Manchester city did it last season. Remember records are there to be broken. Pep Guardiola is a born winner, and who knows? Manchester city might cause an upset here tonight against the Reds.
What people fail to understand is the quality in this Manchester city side. There are a few players who are talented enough and capable of beating any team in the world. Here is a list of Manchester city players that can hurt Liverpool on Thursday night and break their unbeaten record in the league this season.