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Liverpool Vs Manchester City: 3 factors that could decide this season's Premier League champions

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27 Feb 2019, 10:02 IST

Liverpool drew 0-0 with Manchester City in the Premier League at home
Liverpool drew 0-0 with Manchester City in the Premier League at home

Liverpool and Manchester City are the two serious contenders for 2018-19 Premier League. While Liverpool have 66 points from 27 matches, Man City are just one point behind, 5 points clear from 3rd placed Tottenham and 12 points ahead of the chasing pack.

With only 11 matches left, the title race could very well go down to the wire. Let's look at the 3 things which could decide this seasons' Premier League title.

#3 The main priority for each club

Liverpool is vastly superior to Manchester City in terms of success. They have won 18 First Division (League) titles compared to Machester City's 5 (2 First Division and 3 Premier League titles). However, Liverpool have never won a Premier League. But, this season it could change as they sense that this could be their opportunity to break the Premier League hoodoo.

On the other hand, having already won the Carabao Cup, Man City are going for the quadruple this season. Both the teams are capable of winning the league but, unfortunately, only one will end up with the trophy.

Even with a squad boasting of superstars like Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and with their recent domestic domination, Man City have never gone past the semi-finals of the Champions League. Thus winning in Europe has become something of an obligation for them.

On the other hand, Liverpool, last year's runners up, with 5 Champions Leagues are the most successful English side in the competition. Thus, they don't have any such obligation.

It would be interesting to see if Liverpool would prioritize the Premier League over the Champions League to claim the only trophy which has eluded them for so long. Or, could Man City prioritize winning in Europe over domestic success?

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