West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini thinks Liverpool have one big advantage over Manchester City in the Premier League title race
The Reds will face-off the Hammers at the London Stadium on Monday night, carrying a two-point lead over the reigning holders.
A clash with West Ham has come in the best possible time for the Merseysiders, considering the Irons are currently dealing with the ongoing crisis that has seen them losing three of their last five league fixtures.
Ahead of Monday’s showdown, Pellegrini has singled out one reason Liverpool have more chance to lift the title than the Citizens.
“It’s more easy for the team that is involved in just two competitions compared to the team that is involved in four.
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“They [City] have to play the final of the Carabao Cup which will suspend a game. If they make the semi-final of the FA Cup, they must suspend another game.
“They have all the midweek with the Champions League. So it is not easy to compete in all the competitions.”
Arriving at London as the second-best away team in the English top flight, Jurgen Klopp’s crew chase the fifth successive Premier League victory over the out-of-form West Ham side.
A potential worry for the German tactician could be West Ham’s recent home form. Pellegrini’s men have secured three wins in their last five Premier League home outings, including the one over Arsenal last time out.