Gary Neville offers hope to Liverpool title push due to "obliterated" Man City

Gary Neville has backed Liverpool to push for the Premier League title due to Manchester City being “obliterated” by injuries.

The Reds dropped two crucial points in their disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham on Saturday (May 7). Meanwhile, Manchester City convincingly dispatched Newcastle 5-0 on Sunday to go three points clear atop the league table.

But Pep Guardiola has been dealt a massive injury crisis in defence with Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias all out for the remainder of the season. And with centre-back Nathan Ake also struggling with an ankle problem, Sky Sports pundit Neville has offered Liverpool hope of causing an upset in the final weeks of the season.

Speaking on the Gary Neville podcast, he said: "With Dias injured, they are going to teams who have got systems of play that can hurt Man City. I do believe Wolves or West Ham could shock them. Both teams have had good seasons. They are awkward.

"City will need to be at their best as their centre-back partnership has been obliterated. The injury is a boost for Liverpool's chances.

“I do think there is something left in this title race. It won't go plain sailing to the end."

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City have to travel to both Wolves and West Ham with what Guardiola describes as just “three defenders” before facing Aston Villa.

That will provide Jurgen Klopp with the perfect opportunity to clinch Liverpool’s second ever Premier League title and their second in three years.

The Reds will first have to face Villa, Southampton and Wolves, where they must win at least two of their matches to have any hope of completing a historic quadruple season.

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