Sunday is a massive game in terms of deciding the Premier League title. The quality of the team and squad is with Manchester City but the belief, spirit and momentum is definitely with Liverpool.
Winning your first title is like nothing else in terms of how it makes your legs feel in the run in. The Liverpool players that haven’t felt it before will definitely feel it in the next few weeks. You need a bit of luck and your mentality is critical.
Young players will get you three-quarters of the way to a title through their legs, energy and enthusiasm, they’re like pacemakers in a marathon. But you need experience to drag you over the line. That’s what a title race feels like. In the next few weeks Liverpool will need Steven Gerrard, Luis Suárez and Glen Johnson, who’s won a title before, to bring a level of normality in to the dressing room. The same goes at Manchester City, the players who were involved in the drama two years ago will try and draw on those experiences if they can.
I’ve looked at five areas of the pitch that I think will be crucial at Anfield on Sunday…
Gary Neville was speaking in his fortnightly column for EA SPORTS FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. Read the full column here: http://ea.vg/1lVede