Louis Van Gaal explains why Manchester City are better than Liverpool

Louis van Gaal looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester City and Feyenoord at Etihad Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Manchester City pipped Liverpool to the Premier League title.

James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Jurgen Klopp, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool with the UEFA Champions League trophy on board a parade bus after...

Liverpool are celebrating their sixth Champions League win after victory in the final at the weekend.

Now attention must turn to finally winning the Premier League and ending a near 30 year wait for a title.

The Reds were pipped by a single point in the league this season by Manchester City.

 

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been weighing in with his view on what makes City slightly better than Liverpool.

In an interview with The Guardian, Van Gaal gave his tactical analysis of the difference between the two teams.

He said: "When Liverpool have to attack constantly, they have a problem, more a problem than, for example, Manchester City.

"Because Salah, Firmino and Mané need a bigger space than Agüero, Sané and Sterling and also the creativity in City’s midfield is higher with De Bruyne, David Silva, Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva – they can play in a small space. That’s why City are the champions."

Dutch football manager Louis van Gaal is seen on the touchline ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Manchester City and Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium in...

Liverpool will feel they were simply unlucky to have been pipped to the title by City.

Nonetheless, attack is an area they can still strengthen, with no like for like replacement signed for Coutinho since his 2018 departure.

Liverpool haven't missed him, but they can still improve by adding a player in his position and becoming even more dangerous.

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