Jurgen Klopp’s team needs a maximum of six points to secure the championship title at Anfield, but it could be less if City didn’t win against the Gunners.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermain Jenas questioned Man City’s decision not to replace Vincent Kompany in the transfer market last summer.
Kompany left the Etihad stadium, but City chose not to sign a replacement.
Jenas thinks the move, which was highlighted by Aymeric Laporte’s injury, meant that Liverpool were “too difficult to handle.”
“You can’t talk about City in the league without their lack of market movement early in the season and Aymeric Laporte’s injury,” said Jenas in The Express.
He added: “It was a really strange decision for Manchester City and probably Pep to let Kompany go and not replace him with something solid.
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“That piece of the puzzle that you can’t afford to lose, they lost very early in the season.
“Liverpool just didn’t let go. Maintaining exactly as they finished last season.
“Maybe it was just a case where City won a few titles, the focus drifted a bit, you lost a few key characters in your locker room and you have a team that is so desperate to win this title that the drive and the determination was just a little too much for City to handle this year.
“They will be 100% back, especially if Pep is still there. ”
He added, “You could see that these things would happen and he already didn’t trust John Stones or Otamendi, which is why he plays Fernandinho in the middle of the field.
“If it’s your state of mind, why didn’t you do anything about it?”
“They should have had the foresight to do something over the summer and it cost them the league. “