For fans of the beautiful game, the Premier League season is boiling a dramatic climax. While clubs at the bottom of the league are desperate to retain their top-flight status, the two sides out in front at the top of the division are aiming to reign supreme and bring home the prestigious Premier League crown. It’s certainly tight.
Fans of both Manchester City and Liverpool will be feeling confident heading into the closing stages of the season, especially as there’s a strong argument to suggest that either side could be crowned the best side in the league come the end of the current campaign. What has become evident in recent weeks, though, is that Liverpool have the momentum. In fact, at the turn of the year, Pep Guardiola’s Citizens were a comfortable 11 points clear at the top of the division, with question marks being raised over whether or not City’s title rivals can realistically challenge given the club’s evident riches and squad of hugely talented players. Things have certainly changed since then.
Now, as both clubs aim to finish strongly and ultimately deliver the title, fans will surely be following the action from behind their sofas. An unmissable race to the finish appears to be on the cards, especially considering both sides do battle at the Etihad Stadium on April 10. Given the fact that the league is setup for a hugely tense finish, fans around the world will surely be following the remaining matches closely. For instance, Liverpool fans will undoubtedly access popular Liverpool-related podcasts such as The Redmen TV before the weekend’s action, while fans of City might watch The Kick Off team on YouTube for live-match reactions. Likewise, popular live score providers like SPBO are an excellent resource, too, particularly if you’re interested in detailed statistics. There are plenty of options for fans to stay updated on what promises to be a dramatic finish. Many are predicting Liverpool for the title now, too. But why? Let’s take a look below.
The momentum is with Klopp’s Reds
As we’ve touched on already, momentum is certainly on Liverpool’s side. In the same way fans of clubs lower down the football pyramid value form heading into a play-off push, the same applies to a Premier League title tilt. Liverpool have won their last nine games in style at the time of writing and confidence appears to be at an all-time high heading into a defining stage of the season. In contrast, Pep Guardiola’s City side have been off the boil on occasions, most notably against Crystal Palace and Southampton in recent times. City’s talent is evident but did they peak too soon? Ultimately, time will tell, but the momentum is certainly with Liverpool right now. Liverpool are in the goals
Liverpool are in the goals
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Goals win games, as the cliché goes. Right now, when assessing the variety of goalscoring sides in the division, Liverpool are certainly out in front. Klopp’s side are brimming with confidence and are showcasing their ruthless attacking intent. For example, during the current nine-game winning run, the side has scored an impressive 23 goals and conceded just two. Of course, the defence deserves a lot of credit also and provides a solid base for Liverpool’s array of attackers to flourish, but ultimately the attacking players Liverpool has at their disposal arguably puts them in a stronger position than Man City. For instance, question marks have been raised over whether or not Guardiola’s troops are lacking a central striker. Everyone knows they’re in pursuit of Erling Haaland but until then, they’ll have the make do with what they’ve got. City will always carve out opportunities and put teams under immense pressure, but they perhaps miss the finishers that Liverpool have.
April 10 could be the decider
Although there are some tough fixtures for both sides before and after the highly anticipated April 10 match-up, the game at the Etihad could potentially decide the winner of the Premier League. Right now, Liverpool would surely be favourites.