Man City remain in the FA Cup and Champions League as the Reds travel to Bavaria next week for their second leg. Liverpool should go out against Bayern Munich in their Champions League last-16 tie in order to focus on the Premier League title race, claims Gary Neville. The Reds conceded top spot to Manchester City over the weekend as Jurgen Klopp’s side were held to a draw by Everton after City had snatched a late win against Bournemouth.
Liverpool are now a point behind the champions, and the Champions League is the only other competition which the Reds remain in this term. They played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their last-16 tie with Bayern and will travel to Bavaria for the second leg next week on Wednesday. “Getting points on the board is a big advantage,” Neville said. “I always thought that if Liverpool could win the league this season then they’d need a clean fixture list.
“I’m going to say it: go out against Bayern Munich. That sounds like madness. Of course, you’d never play to lose a game but it will be in Liverpool’s favour if they have a clean run as they can get everyone fresh. City
“When City play in the FA Cup, Liverpool play on those days too. If Liverpool can win on those days it puts the pressure on City to win a game in hand. One of those games in hand is Manchester United in midweek. If Liverpool can get results on the board in FA Cup weekends, that could put pressure on City.”