Nottingham Forest legend and former England U-21 head coach, Stuart Pearce, has claimed Manchester City and Liverpool are well ahead of the curve and it will be tough for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea to compete for the Premier League title.
City currently have a one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table. The Premier League giants have kept the fans on the edge of their seats all season long, and Pearce insisted the two teams would dominate the English top-flight for a number of years.
‘The top two will dominate for years’: Manchester City and Liverpool will dominate the Premier League for a number of years, Stuart Pearce told The Debate. https://t.co/xco7FTPVMs
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“These two are streets ahead of the rest,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Tottenham are in third place and they’ve lost 11 games. So that’s quite excessive when you consider Liverpool have lost one. That’s what they’ve got to do to catch those top two. I don’t see many teams rivalling that top two in the next few years. I don’t think they’ve got the financial clout to do it.”
“You look at Chelsea. If they lost (Eden) Hazard you’d be very fearful about where they would actually finish in the division.”
Wins in their last three games would see Liverpool finish the season with a whopping 97 points, and even that might not be enough for them to beat Manchester City.
“I think it’s going to be one of the toughest blows that they [Liverpool] ever suffer,” Pearce added.
Manchester City are a sensational side. The fact that Liverpool are only one point adrift of them is a huge achievement. Liverpool are an outstanding side. The fact that Manchester City are one point ahead of them is an enormous achievement. What a season.
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“They’ve not had their hands on a trophy for three seasons. If that turns into four seasons, that’s a long time for a team playing as well as this.”
“They’re only not picking up a trophy by virtue of Manchester City being too good. Roll the clock back 15 years and they [would have] won the league in February,” he concluded.