Alan Shearer says the character that both Manchester City and Liverpool showed in coming back to win games late on yesterday, reminds him of Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side of the 90s.
The Red Devils were notorious for scoring numerous late equalisers and winners, and speaking after City came from 1-0 down to beat Southampton 2-1 yesterday, the TV pundit made the comparison:
“Good teams keep going. They wear you down, they have that belief. With the managers they have, both Pep [Guardiola] and [Jurgen] Klopp, they demand they keep going. It happened to Man United all those years ago, it’s not a coincidence they scored all those late goals.”
While City were coming from behind to beat the Saints, Liverpool made their fightback even later versus Aston Villa, with two late goals from Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane.
The two title contenders meet next Sunday at Anfield, with both clubs looking to make a statement. While City will be hoping to cut the gap to three points heading into a busy festive period, their opponents could go nine points clear with a win.
Considering Pep Guardiola’s men trailed by seven points last season, the Citizens will be confident of overhauling a deficit once again.