McCoist: Liverpool more chance of winning title than Man Utd

Former Rangers striker Ally McCoist thinks Liverpool are still more likely to win the Premier League title than Manchester United.

The Reds are currently seven points adrift of leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand, while they trail arch-rivals United by four points with 22 matches played.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have been blighted by injuries this season but McCoist sees Liverpool as having more of a chance than United, with the Scot still putting City as strong favourites.

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When asked if Liverpool have more chance of winning the Premier League title than Man Utd, McCoist told talkSPORT: “I think they are.

“You’ve got to say Liverpool have been a little bit unlucky with their injuries. I don’t think anybody could deny that. Alisson has been out for a while, the loss of [Virgil] van Dijk, [Joe] Gomez, [Diogo] Jota doesn’t even get a mention really.

“He came into the side and looked absolutely fantastic. They have missed [Sadio] Mane and lost key players.

“You’ve got to say City are by far and away outstanding favourites.”

Fellow pundit Jamie O’Hara thinks the title race is over if City beat the Reds on Sunday, he said: “Liverpool are dead on their feet, in my opinion.

“I just feel like where they played at such a high level for two seasons, and this season they’ve had injury after injury, it’s taking its toll.

“The games at home where they used to blitz teams, they seem to lack that edge and that push to keep playing at that relentless level. It’s not easy to play so well for so long.

“If Manchester City beat Liverpool on Sunday, the title race is over. Man City aren’t even playing that well and they’re brushing teams aside.

“I look at Liverpool and think they rely on intensity and ruthlessness – all of a sudden that’s not happening and they’re in fourth. They’ve run out of steam.”


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