Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has told Liverpool that his team aims to cut the eight-point gap in both fixtures against us this term – and has reminded us of the seven point lead we held in 2018/19.
After Christmas last season, Liverpool had a seven point lead on City, but they beat us at the Etihad which cut it to four – before our draws to Leicester, West Ham and Everton proved costly.
“The situation is not a new one for us – we were seven points behind in January of last season, which is a house number, a big gap,” Gundogan told M.E.N.
“But we play against Liverpool twice more, we have the direct duels and we can cut the gap to two points. Everything is still on.”
The gap will likely be five points by the time we travel to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, should City do the job at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.
Roy Hodgson’s side are no pushovers, though, and hopefully Wilfried Zaha can cause their shaky backline a few problems in south London.
United have a number of injuries and are in horrible form, but their fans will be massively up for it and the players will be fighting for their futures.
As a result, it’s not going to be a walkover by any means.