Pablo Zabaleta tips City for title

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"We want to play like this every day".

Former City favourite Pablo Zabaleta was granted a rousing reception when he came on as a second-half substitute for West Ham and hopes his old employers can complete a clean sweep of trophies.

"The teams that have been successful against them this season have used their full-backs well", he said.

"They opened the game very early and afterwards they dominated". Several Watford defenders are there but none get tight enough and he has space to fire a shot past Foster at the near post.

It came at the ideal time as questions were being asked about whether Liverpool, particularly their all-star forward line, were running out of gas in the title race. It'll be really interesting. They're still in three competitions. "Maybe it was the spark that we've been needing - maybe it will be the spark that gives the lads the confidence in front of goal again, I'm sure it will". Looking at the next game is the only way to go.

City have been gaining momentum after a blip in December, having edged away at what was once a seven-point gap with Jurgen Klopp's side.

"The crosses were the most obvious thing because they were really brilliant [but also] the positioning in the box, heading, the runs, the direction, the desire, the composure".

Liverpool's defensive performances were littered with mistakes against Wolves in the FA Cup, Crystal Palace, Leicester and West Ham in the Premier League so it's pleasing to see that they have tightened up their defence since.

Jurgen Klopp's side now make the short trip across Stanley Park as Everton seek to put a dent in their rivals' hopes of securing their first league title in almost three decades. The pressure is there for Liverpool as well.

City striker Aguero has been directly involved in 74 goals (59 goals and 15 assists) in 80 Premier League appearances since Pep Guardiola took over in August 2016 - only Harry Kane has been directly involved in more in that time (87).

"Obviously it's every full-back's dream to provide assists and to get three in a game is probably not something I'll get the privilege of saying too often", the England worldwide told Liverpoolfc.com. They can talk to them, keep everyone focused and tell them their experiences from before.

Liverpool's remaining opponents have an average of 33.3 points so far this season, with City's opponents two points better off at 35.3. That's going to be key.

"But obviously all I wish is Manchester City to win".

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