Pundit Danny Mills says all of the pressure is firmly on Liverpool’s shoulders in title race with Manchester City.
Following such a terrific start to the campaign, the club’s form has taken a dip of late, winning just two of their last five Premier League fixtures and exiting the FA Cup in between.
That has allowed Man City to close the gap on Jurgen Klopp’s side and return to the summit on goal difference with an extra game played.
That has put the pressure firmly back on Liverpool in their quest for a first title in 29 years, according to former City midfielder Danny Mills.
“Liverpool have had a bit of a blip, I think that’s all it is at the moment,” Mills told Sky Sports.
“But the pressure has swung massively in Man City’s favour.
“Liverpool had a nine-point lead not so long ago, that’s gone. For City to go ahead, even when they’ve lost recently, the likes of the Newcastle game, now the pressure is all on Liverpool.
“City have been there, they’ve done it, they’ve won the league several times in the last few years, Liverpool are approaching 30 years since they last won the title – it’s the last little hurdle to finally get it. Can they do it?
“It’s maybe a bit of belief, the manager’s done it in Germany but not too many of these players have. There’s one or two nerves creeping in now, but Pep’s City just play.
“They are bothered about results, but he says play this way no matter what, and it brings results ultimately. Liverpool don’t have that luxury.”