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Arsenal icon Ian Wright has boldly claimed that Liverpool can still beat Manchester City to this season’s Premier League title despite the Reds already sitting nine points adrift of their divisional rivals. Liverpool have enjoyed a strong campaign on all fronts but currently find themselves on the fringes of this year’s battle for domestic glory, with City having stretched into a healthy lead over the course of the season to date.

Pep Guardiola’s side have dominated for the vast majority of the campaign and look set to clinch their second Premier League title in as many years when all is said and done.

However, they have lost the same number of games as Liverpool, who are still fighting for silverware on three different fronts.

The Merseyside outfit remain in with a shout of winning the Champions League, while the Carabao Cup is also within reach ahead of the all-important final against Chelsea later this month.

Although this season’s Premier League honours already look to be a step too far for the Reds, Wright is adamant that City could still be caught if Jurgen Klopp’s men can stay motivated between now and the end of the season.

The 58-year-old even suggested that a remarkable Champions League triumph could also be on the cards for Liverpool if things go well over the next few months.

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“I still think that Liverpool believe that they might be able to still do it,” said Wright on The Kelly & Wrighty Show.

“I fancy that Liverpool will probably think they can do the Champions League as well. I’m not going to write Liverpool off, I’m going to go with Liverpool [to win the league].”

Wright’s bold opinion was quickly rubbished by show guest Lianne Sanderson, who was left shocked by the former Arsenal and England man’s assessment of the Premier League title race.

“Nah, nah,” she teased in response to Wright’s claim. “Are you alright today?!”

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However, Wright was in no mood to back down and stuck to his guns by insisting that Liverpool can never truly be written off until the league is mathematically decided.

“It’s all opinions, the game is based on opinions, there’s so many permutations that you can’t write anything off,” he replied.

It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will be able to catch up to City, who will need to drop plenty of points in order to lose their grip on what should be yet another Premier League title for last season’s Champions League finalists.

Guardiola recently insisted that he is still looking nervously over his shoulder at the Reds, who have managed to avoid defeat in each of their last five domestic matches.

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“Liverpool [have been] our biggest rivals over the last seasons, they are always there,” said the City boss when quizzed on whether his side had already wrapped up the title earlier this month.

“A pain in the a** all of the time. They are [also] a fantastic team in Europe. Just take a look, PSG today, they played really well against Real Madrid.

“Inter Milan, Liverpool, Man United are in this competition.”

Liverpool will be hoping to maintain their faint hopes of beating City to Premier League glory this season with another victory in their next match against Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.

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