Premier League 2019-20: 3 reasons why Manchester City will beat Liverpool this weekend
The Premier League season is well underway and although we have had many great matches so far, the biggest is set to take place this weekend. There have been many surprises, twists and turns already this season, but Manchester City and Liverpool have continued their dominance at the top.
Whilst Liverpool have been virtually flawless, dropping only two points, Manchester City have had a few blips which have seen them fall six points below their title rivals. Nevertheless, the season is still young and both Liverpool and Manchester City will be well aware of the similar position the two clubs were last season.
This Sunday, the two English behemoths will face each other for the first time this season at Liverpool's hallowed Anfield. This is a huge opportunity for both teams as a win for Liverpool will see their lead stretch to nine points, and a win for Manchester City will see the gap closed to just three.
In this article, we look at three reasons why Manchester City will defeat Liverpool this weekend.
#3 Psychological edge
Though the two teams are virtually equal in terms of star power, Manchester City seem to have the psychological edge over Liverpool, for a few reasons.
Firstly, Liverpool have never won a Premier League title, and that is a huge mental barrier for the club. Manchester City, on the other hand, have won the last two league titles and know fully well what it takes to win the toughest league in the world.
Secondly, Liverpool were in a similar position last season and yet Manchester City still managed to pip them to the post in one of the most closely fought title races in years. That was a major mental blow for Liverpool, and Manchester City will be well-aware of their opponents' psychological state.
The fear of Liverpool making the same mistake again is ever-present, whether they like to admit it or not.