With the Blues moving ominously through the gears, Souness believes Liverpool will have to be faultless from this point in order to end their long wait for domestic supremacy.
"But that result for City [against Chelsea] has confirmed after their hiccup, they're saying: "We're bang at it, this is how we're going to finish the season". In the end I was vomiting and everyone was a little bit scared. "Whether we draw, win or lose it doesn't change".
"I think that City dominated the game", Kluivert continued.
Manchester United (a rejuvenated, hungry, attacking Manchester United) v Liverpool is massive and will have a huge sway on proceedings.
"The scarves, the flags, the banners: it was something that I hadn't really experienced". In turn, all four corners of the ground stood and cheered, it was Klopp's heavy metal football at its finest, and it sent a message to Manchester City, highlighting just what this team is capable off.
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It really does look like the best title race in years and in most other seasons, both sides would be worthy champions.
"We stretched the formation and could play in between with Gini and Naby, the two players in the right positions then to get these balls". That's compared to the Premier league leaders' average of 2.4 points per game, showing how much more competitive the Championship is, compared to the top-flight.
Oh my, I really wish my answer here would be Liverpool but it's not.
Of their last 12 matches in all competitions, City have won 11. They are cracking opponents' heads open and feasting on the goo inside.
Keita commanded the midfield all afternoon against Bournemouth and played a part in all three goals, including a sublime ball with the outside of his foot to Roberto Firmino in the build-up to Liverpool's third. He has grabbed games by the scruff of the neck and has been a champion player.
Despite Liverpool playing some brilliant stuff and deservedly racing ahead at Christmas, for me the victor will be Manchester City.