Why it will be difficult for Man City to win the EPL

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Following Manchester City 1-1 draw to Liverpool at Etihad, football pundit, Roy Keane believes the Pep Guardiola led squad lacks the firepower needed to win the Premier League this season.

Like last season, Man City have started to trail behind Liverpool by five points in eight games into the 2020/21 campaign.

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Keane believes with Sergio Aguero struggling with injuries, they aren’t able to make their dominance count in matches and criticised them for not investing in a striker in the summer.

“I think it’s going to be very difficult for Man City to win the league this year,” he told Sky Sports.

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“There was no way they were going to keep up what they’ve done over the last two or three years, the same for Liverpool.
“City, when you look at their squad, and the players they’ve lost, but also to go into the season where they’re expected to challenge for every competition they’re in, to have two strikers – and Aguero being 32, having one or two problems – and then just hanging your hat on one striker, they’d have to be critical of themselves, why they didn’t strengthen in the summer with a striker.

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“I know there were other positions they wanted to fill, a centre-half I suppose was a priority. They’ve got nobody but themselves to blame for being short on strikers. You have to have strength in depth – particularly if you’re expected to challenge for all the major trophies. I don’t see City winning the league this year.”

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