Paul Merson, has given no chance to Liverpool to make a comeback in the title race. He strongly believes City has already sealed the title, as mentioned in his column.
“Liverpool could win 55-0 against Southampton on Tuesday night,” Paul Merson wrote. “It wouldn’t make a difference. They have no chance of winning the Premier League title now.
“Manchester City’s result at West Ham was a massive point, now they have to beat Aston Villa at home on the last day of the season – and you would take that a million times out of a million. All you have to ask for at the end of the title race is for it to be in your hands and you’re at home.
“If Manchester City had lost that game, I could have seen Liverpool putting a lorry load past Southampton. It would have been a five-goal swing had West Ham beaten Man City 2-0 – and Southampton can let in goals for fun. It could have been four then and you would have had a shootout at the end of the season.
“But that point was huge in the end, absolutely huge. For me, Manchester City win the Premier League.”
Paul Merson: What a race – with these two teams, it’s been constant. If you drop a point, that’s it.
“But what a race – with these two teams, it’s been constant. If you drop a point, that’s it. Liverpool dropped a point against Tottenham and that was good night, even with three games to go. That Tottenham game was always going to be the banana skin, they did the double over City after all.
“I don’t know what else Liverpool could have done. They’ve won two finals, they’re in another final and they’re going to take the Premier League season to the final game.
“The hardest thing in the world is trying to win the league, it’s 38 games over nine months. But to win two cup competitions, be in the title race until the final week of the season and also be in the ultimate European final, there’s no better feat.”