Ilkay Gundogan believes Liverpool are 'very lucky' to still be in with a shot at the title

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The race for the 2018/19 Premier League title is proving to be one of the most fiercely contested for many and year.

Liverpool and Manchester City have been in a league of their own throughout, with neither side willing to relent in their relentless pursuit of domestic glory.

For Liverpool, the possibility of ending a painful 29-year wait is tantalisingly close but City still have their eyes firmly set on an unprecedented quadruple having already secured the Carabao Cup in February.

While both have been simply sensational, only one can be crowned the champions of England with the other in line for quite a heartbreak.

Manchester City have the experience of winning titles on their side, but Liverpool seem to be riding an incredible wave of fate and emotion towards a moment the Anfield faithful have been dreaming of for a generation.

Liverpool’s march has been littered with dramatic late goals and it has not gone unnoticed over at The Etihad Stadium.

Speaking ahead of what promises to be a massive weekend in the title race, City midfielder Ilkay Gündo─čan was confident that, despite Liverpool’s remarkable run, his team are still in the pound seats.

“Liverpool are desperate to be champions,” he said. “They want to win the Premier League more than the Champions League.

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“But everything is in our hands. I think we have played the better football. We were seven points behind them and then we went ahead of them.

He was also quick to point out that Liverpool have certainly had luck on their side as both sides prepare for the run in.

“If we win our game in hand, we will go past them and be the leaders. We shouldn’t forget that.

“I think they have been very lucky in the past one or two months. They have scored a lot of late goals recently.

“Everything is in our hands. If we win the last six games then we will be champions.”

Not sure Liverpool fans will agree, Ilkay.

Through sheer bloody-mindedness, the Reds have fought their way to the position they are in and stand on the brink of immortality.

City, though, will do everything in their power to ensure that does not happen.

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