The former Derby County midfielder, who is a well-known football pundit, has graded Liverpool higher than the Citizens because of their dramatic progress under manager Brendan Rodgers this season.
The 39-year-old points out Manuel Pellegrini’s side's disappointing exit from the FA Cup and the Champions League, and grades their 2013-14 campaign as A.
‘Two trophies, and they won the Premier League in style when their rivals faltered, but it could have been four - the way they went out of the Champions League and the FA Cup was poor. Grade: A’, he wrote in The Mirror.
On the other, Liverpool got an A+ from the former Wales international because of the brilliant jump from seventh last season to second this term. In fact, had City lost their final game of the season against West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium, then the Merseyside outfit would have won the title for the first time in the Premier League era.
‘From seventh to second, playing the most attractive football in the country, makes Brendan Rodgers my manager of the season. What a shame they stumbled in the last three games, though. Grade: A+’, wrote Savage.
Savage has given Cardiff City D despite the Welsh club finishing at the foot of the table, while fellow relegated outfits Fulham and Norwich City both got E.