Merson dismisses notion that City can better Liverpool this season

Date published: Tuesday 3rd March 2020 10:31

"Of course the Premier League is bigger than the Champions League. Much bigger!"

Paul Merson Arsenal Chelsea

Paul Merson dismissed Jamie O’Hara’s suggestion that Manchester City can still have a better season than Liverpool.

Unless something astonishing happens in the last ten matches of the season, Liverpool will win the Premier League title despite their 3-0 loss to Watford on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have only dropped five points this campaign with second-placed Man City trailing them by 22 points with a game in hand.

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City won the Carabao Cup on Sunday and they could still win the treble if they lift the FA Cup and Champions League this term – but even if that happens, Merson still thinks Liverpool would have had a better season.

Merson told Sky Sports: “Man City can still have a better season than Liverpool? They can’t. They can’t. Liverpool haven’t won the league for 30 years. That’s a feat to go and win it.

“When you win the Premier League, it’s 38 games, week in, week out. You turn up, you grind it. Sometimes you get beat, but you have to turn up again and keep on grinding out results.

“Liverpool won the Champions League losing more games than they did in the Premier League last season! How does that work?! That tells you everything. The Premier League is the ultimate, week in, week out.

“Man City win the Carabao Cup because their squad is massive and they have two teams. The FA Cup is won by the draw; the team don’t win the FA Cup, the draw does.

“Of course the Premier League is bigger than the Champions League. Much bigger! I’d rather win the Premier League, every day of the week. In the group stage you only have to win three games and draw one.

“Real Madrid? They’re not the team they used to be. As a professional footballer, over the grind of a season, for me winning the league over a 38-game season is the ultimate.

“You can lose around a third of your games in the Champions League and still win it!”


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