Dan Burke

Liverpool legend believes Man City may be England’s greatest ever team

Robbie Fowler thinks Liverpool are currently in a title race with potentially the greatest side in the history of English football.

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with their 6-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, although Pep Guardiola’s side have now played one game more than Liverpool.

And after their unprecedented 100-point title winning season last year, Fowler believes the Blues may be even better than Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ and Manchester United’s 1999 treble winners.

“This­ Manchester City squad is quite possibly the best I’ve ever seen in English football in terms of depth of quality,” the former Liverpool and City striker wrote in his column for the Mirror.

“Better than Manchester United in ’99, better than the Arsenal squad of 2003-04? ­Definitely there is a case to be made. They could be the best of all time. After the 100 points of last season, they could still get 98 points this time.”

Liverpool will leapfrog City if they win away at Manchester United next time they’re in Premier League action on 24 February.

And with Tottenham currently just five points behind the top two, Fowler says he is relishing the first proper title race England’s top flight has seen in years.

“At least we have a race this time, a three-way race for the first time in years and a proper fight,” he added.

“So, next time you want to call a side bottlers, just think about what you’re saying. And here’s a couple of stats to help.

“In 2003-04, the ­invincible ­Arsenal team drew 12 matches, or dropped 24 points. That wouldn’t win them the title this season.

“In 1998-99, United’s treble-winning side drew 13 in the Premier League and lost three for 79 points… which may not even be enough for the top four this time.”