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Neville: Liverpool are a direct threat to Man City’s dominance

Gary Neville has said that Liverpool represent a very direct threat to any potential era of dominance by Manchester City.

Man City romped to the Premier League title last season, racking up an incredible 100 points and surpassing almost every other record along the way.

Such was City’s dominance, they have been tipped to go on to embark on a period of dominance, although Manchester United legend Gary Neville thinks that following their summer spending spree, and their exciting style of play, Liverpool could provide a very real threat to any potential dominance.

He said on the Gary Neville Podcast: “I think Liverpool are the side [City] will feel threatened by directly. Certainly, in terms of the style of play, Liverpool have certainly got the measure of Manchester City. You can see that.

“City like to push up the pitch, the centre-backs play high and even push in when they’re attacking. The likes of Mane, Salah, Firmino, if you leave space in-behind, they just cut right through you.

“I think directly there is a threat, and I think indirectly in terms of the bigger picture in the league, certainly with the signings they have made, the good feeling of getting into a Champions League final and finishing in the top four consecutive seasons is something where City will feel a threat.

“People are not feeling that way about Manchester United or Tottenham or Chelsea at this moment in time, because of what has happened in pre-season. So those teams will have work their way into City’s thoughts.

“But there does seem to be a definite threat from Liverpool at this moment in time, but Liverpool will have to prove that.”

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