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Pep and Klopp and going head-to-head.

Premier League fixture list may have just handed Manchester City an advantage over Liverpool

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With each passing week, it’s looking more and more likely that we’re going to have a genuine title race in the Premier League.

With 15 games remaining, Liverpool have a four-point advantage over current champions Manchester City.

That leaves the battle for glory very finely poised.

With the two clubs now having played each other twice, both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola know they just have to keep beating whoever is put in front of them each week.

But the closer we get to the end of the season, the more pressure on both sides.

With the title so close to call, it could be swung by the smallest of factors.

And City have just been handed an advantage by the Premier League that could make all the difference.

On Friday, Sky Sports and BT Sport announced which games they will show live on TV during March, meaning a slight change in the fixture list.

And it turns out Liverpool will be playing all four of their Premier League games on a Sunday.

City? Well, they will be playing all of theirs on a Saturday.

In fact, City will be playing before Liverpool in seven of the next nine matchdays.

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So, it’s likely that Klopp’s side will be going into each of their games just one point clear of City and needing to win to regain their four-point cushion.

That will certainly put the pressure on them - especially with the club seeking their first ever Premier League trophy.

Liverpool kick off their March with a Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park, which takes place on Sunday, March 3 at 4.15pm. City travel to Bournemouth the previous day.

The following weekend, Liverpool are at home to Burnley on Sunday, March 10 with a noon kick-off. City host Watford on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, March 17, Liverpool travel to west London to face Fulham. The previous day, City are scheduled to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford. However, that game will have to be rescheduled if either side reaches the FA Cup quarter-final - which you’d consider is fairly likely.

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The final weekend of March sees Liverpool host Tottenham on Sunday, March 31 at 16:30.

The Citizens will be at Fulham for a 12:30 kick-off the previous day.

We’ll no doubt have a much clearer picture of the outcome of this title race as we enter April. Whoever can handle the pressure better could be the side crowned champions come May 12.

Topics:
Football
Jurgen Klopp
Pep Guardiola
Premier League
Manchester City
Liverpool

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