Former Liverpool midfielder 'not convinced' by Manchester City

The former Liverpool midfielder has his say as City head to Everton this weekend, in a crucial game in this season's title race.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has said he is ‘unconvinced’ about title rivals Manchester City going into a key weekend in this season’s title race.

City sit three points behind Liverpool with a game in hand on the league leaders, along with a superior goal difference, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side travelling to Goodison Park to take on Everton this weekend.

Many see it as the biggest hurdle that City will have to overcome in order to win their second title in three years, and deny Liverpool their first league title in 24 years.

Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: “I’m not convinced by City. They have failed to win half of their away games this term and Everton have only lost twice at home all season.

“I understand that Evertonians don’t want to help Liverpool win the title. That’s football rivalry for you. But no team in the top half of the table have won at Goodison this season and Roberto Martinez and his players will be desperate to maintain that record.

“It still takes a lot to finish a season with five straight league wins. It’s not often a team achieves that in the Premier League.”

It has dominated talk on Merseyside for much of the week, that if Everton get anything out of their game with City then all Liverpool would need to do is to win their remaining two games to end their 24 year wait to become champions.

People have been pointing to Everton’s record against Man City on their own patch, and it is not a happy place for the visitors to go to.

It won’t mean much if Liverpool fail to do their job at Crystal Palace on the Monday night.

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