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Liverpool news: Former star believes title is already won by making Man City prediction | Football | Sport

Chris Kirkland believes former side Liverpool already have the Premier League title sewn up because they will take points off rivals Manchester City.

Liverpool are eight points clear at the top of the table having won their opening eight matches of the campaign.

The Reds and City go head-to-head at Anfield in November, with the reverse fixture set for next April at the Etihad.

Kirkland cannot see Liverpool dropping enough points to allow City back into the race and reckons they will get the better of Pep Guardiola’s side across the two matches between the respective sides.

Asked by a Sky Sports reporter if he thinks the Premier League title is “in the bag” for Liverpool, Kirkland said: “I honestly do think it is.

“Last year was so unlucky. People say losing by one point was devastating, I would rather have lost by one point than be 15, 16 points behind City still.

“I think with City’s injury problems they’ve got at the back, [Aymeric] Laporte is a huge miss, Vincent Kompany is a massive miss for them. At the back you can get at them.

“When we play them, if we can take points off them then all of a sudden you’re talking double figures.

“Can you see us losing four or five games this season? Not the way we’re playing.

“We’ve still got to play City twice, I can’t see us not scoring against them. So if we take four points off them, that’s 12 points [the gap].

“We’ve got to lose four or five games – would you say we’d do that, at the minute? You’d be a brave man to say we would do, lose all those games.

“But, as Jurgen [Klopp] says, one game at a time, that’s all we can take care of.

“But things are certainly looking [better] than they have done for the past 30-odd years.”

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