Graeme Souness says Manchester City will have to win every single one of their remaining matches if they are to stop Liverpool from winning the Premier League.
Souness claimed if Arsenal were to take points off Pep Guardiola’s men this afternoon, the title race would be as good as over for them.
After Tottenham beat Newcastle United yesterday, City dropped to third place, but have a game in hand on Spurs.
Writing for the Sunday Times, the former Reds midfielder said: “They look like having to win every game they’ve got left. City cannot afford any more slips and that brings added pressure in itself.”
Manchester City face three league games this week in what could be a pivotal period.
Souness added: “The title race will be decided by who handles the pressure best. City have Everton away on Wednesday, then Chelsea at home on Sunday, but I come back to taking one game at a time and first they must beat Arsenal at home today.”
That seems hugely premature at this stage. Before City host Arsenal and the Reds travel to West Ham United, both teams have 14 games to play – there is a long way to go.
Tottenham are not out of the race completely, but have a weaker squad than the Reds and City. Whatever happens this afternoon, we think the title race will continue to be tense for the remainder of the season.