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'It's Just Unfortunate' - Former Red Makes Major Man City And Liverpool Claim

Ben King

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'It's Just Unfortunate' - Former Red Makes Major Man City And Liverpool Claim

Ex-Liverpool defender Glen Johnson has revealed why Man City beat his former club to the Premier League title last season.

Johnson played 160 games for Liverpool between 2009 and 2015 and was a key pillar of the red’s defence throughout his stint at Anfield.

He was also the right-back in the side during the notorious 2013/2014 title race, where they again fell short to the blue side of Manchester.

In a recent interview with Genting Casino, the 37 year-old was asked what he thinks his old side need to do to close the gap on City. He said:

'Liverpool didn’t do much wrong last season. It's just unfortunate they are up against City at the moment.' 

Johnson is certainly correct in the fact that the Merseyside club can’t do much more.

The 92 points they gained as runners-up last campaign would have seen them win the Premier League in 23 of the last 30 years, which portrays the incredibly high level both City and Liverpool are playing at.

Johnson went on to emphasise this point, stating: 'I can’t say where they have to improve but they just have to lose one less game.'

'The points that Liverpool are getting are good enough to win any league at the moment, so I think it could come down to their head to head games.'

Both head-to-heads last season were scintillating 2-2 draws, nothing separated the two sides after 180 minutes of football.

The FA Cup semi final was the only example of either team showing any kind of dominance, with the reds putting on a classy display to hold out City and win 3-2.

This season promises to hold similar levels of excitement at the top of the table, with prolific goal scorers Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez signing for Man City and Liverpool respectively. 

Fans won’t have to wait long to see where the two sides are at heading into the new season, as they are set to take eachother on in the Community Shield on the 30th of July

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester City, Premier League

Ben King
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