If you were planning on going out on Sunday, you might want to take a rain check.
There’s only one thing you need to think about on Sunday and that’s Liverpool vs Manchester City – the game that pits the European champion against the English titleholder.
Last season, the top of the Premier League ended 98 points to 97 in City’s favour. If Liverpool had won either of the games against their rivals they would have been champions for the first time in the Premier League era.
Given the beautiful football displayed by both sides, it is in defence that Liverpool appears to have gathered the smallest of edges. City has yet to replace Vincent Kompany’s leadership nor his defensive nous. John Stones is not the answer, while Kyle Walker has portrayed signs of frailty.
Although Pep Guardiola’s team is currently displaying faint signs of inconsistency, Liverpool has mostly just been magnificent – although, frequently leaving it very late and oddly – compared to their unsuccessful chase for the title last season.
Sunday’s title bout provides City with an opportunity to seize back the initiative, if not the top spot, given that Liverpool has a six-point lead.
This game promises much, we can but hope it delivers.