(Reuters) – Manchester City and Liverpool’s top-of-the-table Premier League clash on Sunday is a game that every player wants to be involved in, City midfielder Phil Foden said ahead of the highly anticipated encounter.
The blockbuster showdown in Manchester will likely play a key role in deciding the outcome of the title race as a City victory would give them a four-point lead with seven games left while Liverpool would overtake their rivals with a win.
“Two teams fighting for the Premier League, very close on points,” Foden told Sky Sports. “It’s the biggest game and the game that all footballers want to play in.
“I think there (are) going to be a lot of neutrals watching it as well. It’s going to be an entertaining game.”
City’s 14-point lead over Liverpool in January has been reduced to just one point after Juergen Klopp’s team won 10 consecutive league matches.
Key statistics provided by Nielsen’s Gracenote showed victory for City would improve their chances of retaining the title to 86% while an away win for Liverpool would give them a 68% chance of reclaiming it.
“I think it will feel better if one of us just wins instead of someone running away with the league,” Foden said.
“Both teams are going at it and it’s not over with this game and there’s going to be lots of ups and downs, I believe, before the end of the season.”
(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Robert Birsel)