Liverpool legend Steve Nicol admits defeat in the Premier League title race, telling ESPN that he thinks Manchester City have the trophy in the bag.
Manchester United will look to take points off City this evening and hand the Reds a massive boost in the title race but Nicol believes they have no chance.
“I think it’s over now,” Nicol said on ESPN FC.
“I don’t see a way that Man City lose any games, never mind dropping points.
“I just don’t see anybody getting in their way. That means that they win all their games and they win the title. It’s as simple as that.”
While Nicol might be right with City likely to win their last four games of the season, his attitude is shocking and not something any true Liverpool fan should be saying.
Football has shown time and time again that it has drama and shock around every corner. Man City’s Champions League heartbreak at the Etihad last week is a prime example of why you should never accept your fate lying down.
Spurs were dead in the water in stoppage time but VAR rescued them and sent them into the semi finals of the Champions League.
Manchester City might be in absolutely rampant form but they were just as impressive earlier in the season before slipping to defeats against Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.
The same can still happen in the next few weeks and while United fans might be desperate to see Liverpool denied a 19th league title, the players will want Champions League football just as badly if not more.
If City slip up even once, Liverpool will become the huge favourites to win the league with a relatively easy final three games of the season.
Whatever happens at Old Trafford this evening, the fact remains that Liverpool can only focus on their own results and just hope one of Burnley, Leicester City or Brighton can do them a favour.
Klopp will have told his players to forget about other results and to focus on their own performances.
It’s not over yet and nobody should act like it is.