Sterling believes title race will be decided up to the last minute

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on April 14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on April 14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Manchester City is in the second place of the English Premier League, two points behind Liverpool, who have played one more game.

The 2018-2019 English Premier League title race is super hot right now.

Manchester City is in second place of the table with 83 points, two less than leaders Liverpool.

But the Citizens have played one game less than their rivals, which gives them an advantage: the title hopes are in their own hands.

This is why City’s Raheem Sterling believes the title race will be decided up to the last minute.

“Yes, 100 percent, the way Liverpool have been playing it will go down to the wire,” he said to The Daily Mail.

“I don’t see us slowing down now. Liverpool has a great squad, great self-belief, but so do we.”

“I tried to be a bit too clever with the first one,” he admitted.

“But the game is 90 minutes and it was still 0-0, so I knew there would be more chances.”

CARDIFF, WALES - APRIL 21: Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk looks on during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Liverpool FC at Cardiff City Stadium on April 21, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Liverpool has to be perfect to win the title

According to Reds' footballer Virgil van Dijk, his team has to win their next three Premier League matches if they want to become champions.

“When I was younger you always want to score your first opportunity and sometimes it doesn’t happen like that. You don’t beat yourself up,” he continued.

“There are 80 minutes left, you just have to be ready for the next opportunity. That’s the mentality, just keep going and the chance will come.”

He continued: “We always knew coming here in the past that it’s a difficult place to come. We got two goals but knew we couldn’t switch off.”

“We kept pushing and we were glad to get the third goal. We knew we had to be on it from the first minute.”