Five Reasons Why Liverpool Need to Defeat Manchester City

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Five Reasons Why Liverpool Need to Defeat Manchester City
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In comparative terms, Liverpool are in a much greater and positive position than they were 12 months ago.

Then, under Roy Hodgson, the side was languishing in mid-table mediocrity, and a marvellous miracle was required to challenge for a Top 4 finish. 

This season, the gradual progress is evident for all to see. Kenny Dalglish has remodelled the side and things are looking up. Yet the transformation remains far from complete. 

With an 11-point deficit to the two Manchester sides, any hopes of a title challenge are already over. But with Chelsea, Arsenal and possibly Tottenham still within reach, there is a definite possibility that Anfield could return to Champions League football.

Tomorrow's fixture against league leaders Manchester City is therefore incredibly crucial for a variety of reasons, of which I will delve into here.

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