Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Anfield Fans Could Hinder Liverpool Title Bid: Zabaleta

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Anfield Fans Could Hinder Liverpool Title Bid: Zabaleta

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FORMER City defender Pablo Zabaleta has echoed Raheem Sterling's view that Liverpool fans could hinder their own title bid.

City and Liverpool are separated by just one point at the top of the Premier League table and are involved in one of the closest title races for years.

With just ten days remaining in the season, both sides are increasing the pressure on the other as they try to gain any small advantage heading into the final weeks of the campaign.

This week, Sterling suggested Liverpool's fans have different expectations to City's.

He said: "When I was there I did feel a lot more pressure than when I'm here."

Now, former City man Zabaleta has gone further, claiming Liverpool's expectant support could make life more difficult in the run-in.

He said: "When the team is not playing well, it seems the fans are a little bit tense. …

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