“Always easier” – Mark Lawrenson picks out main advantage Liverpool have over Manchester City in Premier League title race.
Liverpool Former player Mark Lawrenson has warned Manchester City that it’s much easier to chase than lead as Liverpool will be looking to close the gap on the Premier League table-toppers.
The citizens looked on course to retain the league title few weeks ago. They enjoyed a 12-point lead over second-placed Liverpool Fc last month, but the scenario has significantly changed in the last few days.
The reds are now six points behind the league leaders after Tottenham beat Manchester City.
The Reds have reduced the gap with City in the Premier League to six points, following their win against Norwich City and City’s defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool also have a game in hand and will have the chance to move within three points of the defending champions when they face Leeds United on Wednesday.
Lawrenson has said that leading the title race could prove to be tricky for City, as the players’ mentality could prompt a slip-up.
He told Off The Ball (via Inside Futbol) in this regard:”Yes, we (Liverpool) have to beat City away; that is what we all are thinking. But I think the thing is, it is always easier to chase, always, always easier.”
“It is when you are actually leading that it is a difficult thing because you just need one or two to start thinking, ‘oh they might catch us’;
” Those kinds of things and then performances dip. And basically, we just expect Liverpool and City to win every game, do we not?”
Last weekend’s results could prove to be very important in the Premier League title race this season.