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Fowler: ‘Dias and Stones will ensure City win the title’

Sun 07 February 2021 | 12:23

Robbie Fowler believes John Stones with Ruben Dias could help Manchester City to win their fifth Premier League trophy.

Liverpool

have not been able to secure their first league title in three decades and now it is believed that

Manchester City

are going to win it.

The Reds have slipped to fourth in the

Premier League

table after winning only two of their last eight games and are now seven points behind current leaders Manchester City.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola paired

John Stones

with

Ruben Dias

at the back in early December and it has already paid off as they have helped their side to keep 10 clean sheets in their last 12 outings.

Robbie Fowler

believes the pair will lead their side to win their fifth Premier League trophy.

"Dias and Stones seem to compliment each other, and that’s exactly what you want," Fowler said.

"The good news for City is that they’re an incredible age as a defensive pairing – they could have 10 years left in them.

"What I would say as well, is that they will ensure City win the title back this season, even if Liverpool win on Sunday afternoon.

"I do think the title has gone for Jurgen Klopp, in fairness. Not that they’ll be saying that in the dressing room.

"You always think if you can win the next game things can turn around, they will still believe if they can give everything then they will have half a chance.

"But I just can’t see it – I can’t see City losing the number of games they’d need to open up the title race.

"They’ve gone 20 games unbeaten now in all competitions, and they will think they’re back to their very best."

Fowler still believes that the Reds could bounce back for the next season, but now they should only be focused on the remainder of this season in order to secure a top-four finish.

"They will be back. I have absolutely no doubt about that," he added.

"I think they will be looking at the season now, and thinking they have to finish top four, first of all - and that’s not a given because there’s real competition.

"I must admit, that thought wouldn’t have crossed my mind even two or three weeks ago, but now you have to consider it.

"So they’ll need their new [center-back] signings to come off to release Henderson and Fabinho for midfield, but if they do, then they’ll be looking at the Champions League, and thinking ‘we know we can win it’.

"And they can. It may take a recalibration, but that has to be their thinking from now."


source: SportMob