LIVERPOOL and Manchester City will fight it out right to the end of the season for the Premier League title.
That is the view of Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Phil Neville, who both have differing opinions on who will triumph.
Current champions City and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been the standout two teams in the league all season and have exchanged top spot on several occasions.
Wins for both at the weekend means that with just eight games remaining, City are just a single point clear of the Reds.
While City are still fighting for a possible quadruple, Liverpool just have the Champions League to navigate along with the league.
Losing to Bayern Munich in the last-16 second leg on Wednesday though would see them eliminated from Europe’s premier competition.
Speaking after this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures, both Shearer and Neville had their say on where the title will end up.
“I went with Man City at the start of the season and I won’t change my mind,” said Shearer on Match of the Day.
“One thing I think I can safely say is that it will definitely go to the end of the season.”
“It will definitely go to the end of the season”
Former Manchester United defender Neville, who won six Premier League titles with the club, has a different view.
“I’m not going to change my mind either and am going to stick with Liverpool just because of the front three of Salah, Mane and Firmino and that energy,” he said.
“Today was the first time in a while where I saw they had their energy back but I agree with Alan, the title is going right down to the wire.”
Liverpool have never won the Premier League since its inception and have not won a league title for 29 years.
City on the other hand are looking to win a third Premier League crown and become the first team to retain it since Sir Alex Ferguson did with Manchester United in the 2008/09 season.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will be able to handle the pressure if the title race really does go right down the wire.
Should it go to the final day, the Reds will welcome Wolves to Anfield while City travel to Brighton.