Former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has said that the pressure is on Manchester City ahead of their match versus Liverpool.
“The pressure is on City, City have got to catch Liverpool,” Kirkland told Sky Sports News. “If it was the other way round I would say exactly the same, the pressure would be on Liverpool. A 10-point gap is a huge gap for these teams especially when Liverpool haven’t lost. You’d rather be sat at the top, whether it is one point or two points, you’d rather be at the top. I’ve watched a lot of Liverpool this season and at home they blow teams away,” he added. “They’re so quick going forward, I think going forward they’re more dynamic than City with the pace they’ve got up front. City have got pace as well and it’s probably me being a little bit bias but the league doesn’t lie.”
However, he also believes that Liverpool should be on top of their game if they are to take anything from the City clash. “Liverpool are at the top of the league because they have probably played the best football and they deserve to be where they are. You don’t get away with anything in this league and they are where they are but City are reigning champions, a magnificent team, and if Liverpool are even two per cent off tonight then City will win.”