Paul Ince thinks Liverpool are already looking "nervous" in Premier League title race

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Liverpool have 14 games to hold their nerve as they look to beat reigning champions Manchester City to the Premier League title.

Wednesday night's draw at home to Leicester City saw the Reds extend their lead at the top of the table to five points after City lost away to Newcastle.

But Liverpool were far from at their best at Anfield and conceded a lot of chances.

Going forward they looked dangerous as ever with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, but at the back they looked uncharacteristically vulnerable.

Goalkeeper Alisson, who has been a revelation since joining last summer, misplaced a number of simple passes to invite pressure, while Virgil van Dijk looked off the pace.

City have a lot of ground to make up, of course, and they have the chance to close the gap on Sunday when they host Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

Victory for Pep Guardiola's men will move them two points behind Liverpool, who then travel to face West Ham on Monday.

There have been suggestions recently that all the pressure is on Jurgen Klopp's side and Paul Ince is "worried" that his former employers are already looking "nervous".

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Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday, Ince referred to a famous quote from Sir Alex Ferguson about March being a defining month for Premier League contenders.

"Sir Alex always said that it was March," explained Ince in the video below. "When it comes to March, that's when it gets to that business end of the season.

"But I'm kind of worried about Liverpool because it's not even in March yet and I'm seeing signs that they do look a bit nervous."

Ince's opinion of Liverpool was always going to provoke a reaction from the club's fans and it's safe to say they're having none of it - after all, they still extended their lead against Leicester.

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