Liverpool defender Van Dijk: We're unlucky to be facing today's Man City

Elena Summers
March 25, 2019

"If not, then we should keep our heads high and try again, but that's something we're not focusing on right now".

"That's the unlucky bit for us, that they have been fantastic throughout the whole season".

While City don't have the emotional strain we had to deal with 30 years ago, they do have a fixture pile-up that will test them to the full.

"With the performances he has given this year I think he's been the best player in the Premier League", Carragher was quoted as saying by Liverpool's official website.

I'm not going to be the first and I definitely won't be the last to ask this; Are Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool starting to show the pressure of the title race?

However, an unconvincing Liverpool do not look like a team ready to win every game between now and the end of a season that will be decided over a frantic 44-day period that starts next Saturday.

Rio Ferdinand is one name that many consider to be the best in Premier League history.

Former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman has claimed that there is no reason why the club can not win both the Premier League and the Champions League this season.

Here is my guide to the games that will decide this season's Premier League, with my final prediction highlighting just how tight I believe this title race will be.

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"It's something good for people that love football to see".

City's draining schedule includes the FA Cup semi-final against Brighton at Wembley, a Champions League quarter-final first leg at Tottenham's new stadium the following Tuesday before they face Palace at Selhurst Park and the return European leg against Spurs.

"But the Premier League would be something special". "He won't go beating about the bush, that's something I personally like a lot and most of our players like it as well".

Van Dijk would instantly become a legend at Anfield if Klopp's side can win the title for the first time in almost 30 years in May.

We saw Liverpool struggling to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage last weekend and it was a reminder that no game can be taken for granted.

Van Dijk has been very impressive since moving from Southampton.

"City are in pole position, you'd have to make City favourites with them doing it last season". This is where City have the upper hand, with their spending sprees they could now play a third XI and probably still win certain games, whereas players like Sturridge and Divock Origi may not be such good second options to the front three.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has no doubts about the quality of title rivals Manchester City. Unsurprisingly, it will be the race for the Golden Boot that will attract most attention, and it's now Sergio Aguero winning that race on 18 goals, but behind the Manchester City striker there's a flurry of strikers on 17 goals with Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just a brace of those a goal back.


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