McAllister: Reds will pip Man City to Premier League title

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace at Anfield on January 19, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Gary McAllister is optimistic Liverpool will beat Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title this season.

The Reds are only a point behind leaders Man City in the table and could usurp the defending Champions with a win against Fulham on Sunday.

With eight games left to play, McAllister who spent two seasons at Anfield believes Klopp’s men will emerge victorious in May by the smallest of margins.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Gary McAllister said: “I’ve looked at both run-ins and done a predictor and I thought I would favour Manchester City.

“But the way it’s turned out I still have Liverpool coming out on top by a point.”

The 54-year-old advised the current squad to take each game as it comes in the bid to avert pressure.

“There is immense pressure and the players will be well aware of it – even though they will say they are not taking it into consideration,” added McAllister.

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“There is a lot of outside noise around the fact Liverpool haven’t won for such a long time

“But they’ve just got to try to focus on each and every game and take each one in isolation.”

The Reds are back in action on Wednesday night when they face Bayern Munich in the return leg of the round of 16.