Ally McCoist delivers big Manchester City vs Liverpool title verdict

Ally McCoist believes that Manchester City will beat Liverpool on Sunday and take a big step towards retaining the Premier League title.

the Liverpool against city ​​man The debate has been going on all season and we won’t have to wait long for an answer. Liverpool are preparing to travel to face City at their Etihad Stadium this weekend in a Premier League showdown that could decide the title.

The two greats of English football will meet in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley a week later, while they could also meet in the Champions League final in Paris in May.

Now former Scotland striker McCoist has given TEAMtalk his verdict on the clash that will bring the football world to a standstill. And he believes that City will emerge victorious.

Liverpool will move away from City at the top of the Premier League table and advance to pole position to win the title if they can beat Pep Guardiola’s title favorites in Manchester. But former Rangers striker McCoist believes Jurgen Klopp’s men will fall short.

“The talent at Liverpool and Manchester City is as high as I can remember. And this one is hard to cancel,” McCoist exclusively told us while promoting the National Lottery’s soccer weekends campaign.

“I lean towards Manchester City because of the advantage of playing at home.

“I know Liverpool are on a great run and like all good teams they are finding a way to win games when they are not at their best.

“But I look at Manchester City and I’m still learning from them, but what a game this will be.

“The first game was played at Anfield (2-2 draw in October), what a football game like that. Fantastic. They are two great teams.”

McCoist went on to suggest that Guardiola and Klopp have found the perfect balance in their management of modern players, after he confirmed that he has no desire to return to the game after one season in charge of Rangers.

McCoist: No plans to return to management

“Football is a drug and I understand why ex-players still need it when they are done playing. But not all drugs are good for you,” McCoist said.

“When you enter management, you don’t realize how much it consumes you. It’s only when you walk away from him that you truly have a life again. You can go watch football again and enjoy it. You can spend time with your children and your family.

“Listen, there is no one who loves football more than me. But I am very happy to be where I am now. I have no great desire to return to management.

“You look at guys like Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and wonder why they are moving into management now. They don’t need the money, so why do it?

“The answer is that this is all they know. They are football people and they need to be part of the game. These guys have been absolutely phenomenal footballers throughout their careers and they’ve won it all. They are some of the most technically gifted players England have produced in years and years.

“Now they are not playing, they want their football history to continue and that is why they are trying to manage it.

“It’s in their DNA that they want to be in football, to be in a locker room. I get it, but it’s hard work.”

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