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Redknapp: 'City are the Premier League's greatest'

Jamie Redknapp believes City are the best team to ever grace the Premier League.

The Sky Sports pundit also believes the Blues will edge out his former club Liverpool in one of the most thrilling title races in history.

The Daily Express report: “Redknapp has seemingly ruled former side Liverpool out of the Premier League title race by claiming rivals Manchester City are the best team in the competition's history.

“Manchester City went back above Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Cardiff.

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“Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to win the top flight in successive seasons for the first time in their history.

“They are also aiming to become the first English team to win the quadruple.

“They cannot reach a century this season but that has not stopped Redknapp claiming they are the best English team he has seen.

 

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“He puts them above Manchester United’s treble winners and Arsenal’s Invincibles.

‘We’re talking about one of the best sides in the world,’ Redknapp said on Sky Sports.

‘For me, the best side I’ve seen in the Premier League.

“I played against the Invincibles, we saw the United team that were fantastic.

‘I just think this side are so good, total football.

‘I watched them against Fulham at the weekend, they come at you from every angle.

‘Every player on the field had a shot on goal, it’s total football. It’s like the Dutch in the 1970s.

‘They are a wonderful side to watch.’

We’ll return to the title race in a moment, but next up a transfer snippet from the Daily Mail who claim the Blues now won’t be calling Saul (Niguez) but rather his Atleti team-mate.

They report: “City have identified 22-year-old Atletico and Spain midfielder Rodri as a potential long-term replacement for Fernandinho.

“City had previously considered a move for Saul largely because of his versatility in playing various positions in midfield and defence.

“Atletico will certainly be reluctant to lose both players in the same summer but Rodri's contract has a more achievable £59.6m release clause.”

Finally this morning, The Independent have analysed the final six fixtures for City and Liverpool as the title race enters the final furlong.

Here’s what they have to say about the defending champions: “First up, Crystal Palace. City were held to a goalless draw there last year, ending their record 18-game winning run. Palace also beat City at the Etihad in December.

“But Roy Hodgson’s men are the only top-flight side to have picked up more points on their travels than at home this season. Selhurst Park has hardly been a fortress this term.

“Tottenham then visit the Etihad, days after a Champions League quarter-final second leg on the same ground.

“Spurs have won at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge already this season and narrowly missed out on picking up a point at Anfield.

“City must also travel to relegation-threatened Burnley (1.25 points-per-game at home) and Brighton (1.47), though both could well be safe by the time the champions roll into town.

“The visit of Brendan Rodgers to the Etihad will evoke memories of the last time City and Liverpool battled for the title in 2014. Leicester have beaten the champions already this year.

“But the decisive game is likely to be at Old Trafford on 24 April, the first Manchester derby between Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and City’s 'true' game-in-hand over Liverpool.

“United are likely to need the points as they push for a top-four place. Whether they can pick themselves after a recent run of poor form is another matter.”

And that’s all for this morning…

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