Robbie Fowler explains why Liverpool could take Man City down to the wire

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It must be great for Robbie Fowler to see two of his former clubs battling it out at the top of the Premier League table again.

In between two spells at Liverpool, the former striker spent three years at Manchester City.

The pair now enter the festive period with only a point separating them, the Reds taking top spot.

And Fowler has admitted that he has changed his mind about how the title race may pan out.

He initially had City down to finish on top.

However, their recent performances has left the former goal-scorer less than convinced.

Robbie’s thoughts on City

“If you’d asked me even a few weeks ago I’d have said City were still massive favourites,” he said via The Mirror.

“But I think we’ve seen just a hint of weakness recently.

“Against Chelsea, against Hoffenheim, and even against Everton they looked a little more human.

“They have a fantastic squad, no doubt, quite possibly the strongest in Europe, and they have a fantastic team, with incredible back up.

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“But I just saw that some of those fringe players coming in seemed to be lacking in confidence and lacking an edge.

“That is actually natural for any team when players who haven’t had much action come into the side, but unusual for City.

“City’s first XI is still incredible, and if they are all fit and available they will still be difficult to stop.”
But what about the Reds?

Well, it seems Jurgen Klopp’s side could maintain their superiority if they deal with their injury struggles over Christmas, according to Fowler.

Robbie’s thoughts on Liverpool

“Liverpool have belief, and they have strength in depth too.

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“They’ve had a few injuries themselves though, so it will be interesting to see how they cope over Christmas.

“If they can get through that still up there, then it will be fascinating, a real title race…and exciting because we’ve not had one for years.”

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