Ally McCoist believes Liverpool nonetheless have a greater probability of successful the Premier League title than Manchester United.
The Reds suffered a shock 1-Zero house defeat to relegation-threatened Brighton on Wednesday to go away them seven factors behind leaders Man City, who’ve a recreation in hand.
Manchester United are in second place and 4 factors forward of Liverpool, with each groups having performed 22 video games.
Requested by talkSPORT host Alan Brazil if the Reds usually tend to carry the title than United this season, McCoist replied: “I believe they’re.
“You’ve bought to say Liverpool have been a bit of bit unfortunate with their accidents. I don’t assume anyone might deny that. Alisson has been out for some time, the lack of [Virgil] van Dijk, [Joe] Gomez, [Diogo] Jota doesn’t even get a point out actually.
“He got here into the facet and regarded completely implausible. They’ve missed [Sadio] Mane and misplaced key gamers.
“You’ve bought to say City are by far and away excellent favourites.”
Liverpool host Man City in an important Premier League conflict on Sunday.
And Jamie O’Hara believes the Reds’ possibilities of retaining their crown will likely be over in the event that they lose to Pep Guardiola’s facet, who’ve received 9 successive league video games.
He advised talkSPORT: “Liverpool are lifeless on their toes, in my view.
“I simply really feel like the place they performed at such a excessive degree for 2 seasons, and this season they’ve had damage after damage, it’s taking its toll.
“The video games at house the place they used to blitz groups, they appear to lack that edge and that push to maintain taking part in at that relentless degree. It’s not straightforward to play so nicely for thus lengthy.
“If Manchester City beat Liverpool on Sunday, the title race is over. Man City aren’t even taking part in that nicely and so they’re brushing groups apart.
“I take a look at Liverpool and assume they depend on depth and ruthlessness – abruptly that’s not taking place and so they’re in fourth. They’ve run out of steam.”