That’s according to ESPN pundit Craig Burley.

Liverpool take on Newcastle United this evening (7.45pm) in an attempt to go two points clear at the top of the Premier League.

If they are successful, they have a 48-hour wait before their rivals Manchester City take on Leicester at the Etihad on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are within touching distance of a first league title for 29 years, and the title race is undoubtedly going right down to the final game of the season.

But Burley believes that City have proven before that they can be beaten, as shown by their two defeats to Crystal Palace and Newcastle earlier this term.

City have suffered just four defeats this season, against the two aforementioned teams, Leicester City and Chelsea.

Liverpool on the other hand have only lost once in the Premier League this season, a loss which came against City in January.

And with former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers now at the helm at the King Power Stadium, Liverpool fans will be hoping their old boss can do them a favour on Monday.

That is something Burley believes is possible, too, but he outlined the ways to victory for Leicester.

“I think there’s always potential for a banana skin,” Burley said.

“They lost at home to Crystal Palace when there wasn’t any danger, and they lost away to Newcastle when it wasn’t expected.

“The one thing Leicester will do under Brendan Rodgers is go and play an open game.

“They won’t go to the Etihad and sit back like most teams do, and sometimes that can make things difficult for City when teams sit in and get everybody behind the ball.

“I don’t see Leicester doing that, which it plays into Manchester City’s hands because it becomes a game of football.

“You’ve got to be careful of Vardy’s pace over the top, because that’s been a bit of an Achilles heel in recent weeks, you saw Tottenham give them problems with pace around the back.

“But apart from that, if you can make sure Vardy’s pace is nullified, and they get space to play, and there’s no better team in the league at doing it.”

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *