Michael Brown reveals who will win the league if Liverpool beat Manchester City on Saturday

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Ex-Manchester City midfielder Michael Brown has said City will be the side to beat regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s clash with Liverpool.

With both teams separated by just a point at the top of the league table, the clash is regarded as a title deciding game and a huge test for both teams.

Speaking on BBC Radio Manchester’s We’re Not Really Here podcast, Brown said: “You look at City’s return from the past few seasons – it’s really good, it’s better than it has been.

“They love a chase. They can go after teams and everyone knows they’re coming – they’re on the run. But you’d rather be ahead any day of the week, where you can almost guarantee yourself another Premier League title.

“I would still back City if they lost the game – no question. They’re going to be right in the mix and surely City will win the league again?

“In past seasons you’d be worrying because Liverpool are winning all their games, they look powerful and are giving people the runaround regularly. I don’t think they’re at that level this season. I’ve seen them and that midfield still concerns me slightly.

“There’s so much change around and I don’t think they’ve got that holding midfield player. I think City can easily capitalise on that because they can move them around.”