FOR two months or so it has been a question of “can they?” By Sunday evening, it may well be a statement of “they can.”
If Manchester City leave Anfield with their unbeaten Prem record intact, even Pep Guardiola might concede that mission impossible is quite possibly mission achievable after all.
PA:Press Association Man City face their toughest test of all remaining Premier League fixtures against Liverpool… but win it and the title is theirs
Guardiola has long insisted his Rolls Royce of a side will stall at some stage. With most teams no-one would argue – but his City slickers aren’t most teams.
They are certainly the best we have seen in the Premier League era. Not even neighbours United were so far ahead of the pack in terms of talent and style in their own heyday.
Which is why today's trip to Liverpool could well be their toughest domestic fixture over the remaining four months.
For all City are so much better than the rest, the Reds do hold the Indian sign over them.
PA:Press Association The 5-0 scoreline slightly flattered City in their game with Liverpool earlier this term
City have won only once in their last 26 league visits. None since 2003. Taken four Anfield points from a possible 42. Not kept a clean sheet in 23 trips and only in 37.
I know those are merely stats. But look at the reality as well.
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Starting with the fact Liverpool are desperate to put the record straight from their September clash at the Etihad.
Yes, City eventually won 5-0. But when Sadio Mane was – correctly – sent off, they were only one up, and the Scouse side were actually the better team.
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