TalkSPORT pundit Trevor Sinclair has claimed Liverpool aren’t consistent enough to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title.
Despite finishing the 2021/22 season just one point off of Manchester City and acquiring an astounding 92 points, Sinclair feels Liverpool can’t match City’s consistency and control over teams week after week.
“Liverpool go all guns blazing, you don’t know what you’re going to get, that’s almost their weakness,” said the pundit.
“Because City are so controlled, they win games the same way time and time again."
"I’ve always stuck to that point, Liverpool are more of a cup-winning team because on their given day they can beat anybody"
“Manchester City will get the most points consistently because they’ll beat teams more regularly.”
City’s incredible consistency is not up for debate, but perhaps it is a bit unfair to dub Liverpool inconsistent.
The Reds won just one fewer game than the Citizens last season, while also losing one fewer game.
The 92 points they attained would be enough to win the title in the majority of Premier League seasons, but they were just about pipped by an excellent side.
In the two seasons City have narrowly edged the Merseyside club, it has been by one point and the Reds’ respective points tallies were 98 and 93 in those two campaigns.
Regardless, if there is a marginal difference between the two sides, Jürgen Klopp is clearly looking to cut that gap with his approach to the transfer market this summer.
Liverpool have splashed out on Benfica starlet Darwin Núñez for £85 million, while also bringing in promising youngsters Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho to bolster their squad.
While City have also strengthened with the signings of Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips, Liverpool will feel their fresh injection of youth could push them to overtake Pep Guardiola’s side next summer.
Whatever happens, it’s going to be another fascinating and close race for the title.
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