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3 reasons why Manchester City have an edge over Liverpool in the title race

Pankaj Bendre
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1.23K   //    05 Mar 2019, 19:32 IST

Manchester City
Manchester City

The 0-0 draw against Everton has seen Liverpool lose their top position as Manchester City have now taken a one-point lead in the league. It was Liverpool's fourth draw since the turn of the year and this has allowed Man City to come right back into the title race.

In fact, The Reds had the chance to go ten points clear of their rivals when the two sides met at the Etihad in January, but City managed to inflict the first and only defeat of Klopp's side this season and since then Liverpool have somewhat dipped in form.

With just 9 games to go, the title is now City's to lose and here are 3 reasons why the Citizens have an edge over their rivals for the Premier League title this season:

#3 Liverpool's attack misfiring and lack of creativity in the middle

Liverpool's attack is failing to convince
Liverpool's attack is failing to convince

Liverpool are a team that depends largely on their front three for goals and when the trio are not performing well, we can see that the team struggles to score goals. Manchester City, on the other hand, have goals all around the team for them and if one player is having an off game then other players step up for him.

In recent games, we have seen that Liverpool are not doing particularly well in front of goal and have failed to convert some easy chances, as was the case against Everton. Also, The Reds lack a goalscoring midfielder who can release a bit of pressure from the shoulders of the front three.

Injuries to players like Oxlade Chamberlain is also not helping their cause. The lack of a creative midfielder who can unlock tight defenses with his craftiness and create chances for his team also furthers their problems. With only a few games remaining this season, Liverpool can't afford to play the way they did against Everton and the whole team, especially the midfield needs to step up.

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