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Clichy insists Man City are still in the title chase as they prepare for Liverpool showdown

Date Posted,December 28, 2016

Gael Clichy insists Manchester City are still firmly in the title hunt.

City are seven points behinds leaders Chelsea heading into their New Year’s Eve showdown with title rivals Liverpool at Anfield.

Clichy refuses to panic at the size of Chelsea’s advantage and feels Antonio Conte’s side could yet stumble.

The France defender claims City must focus on themselves and be ready to pounce if Chelsea do slip up.

“We’re still in the title race,” he said. “Seven points is a lot, it’s a big gap and we won’t deny that.

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“We’d like to be closer or even on top. But we have seen over the years teams dropping points for fun, teams coming back into the top four after two or three games.

“We must take it game after game and get the points on the board. Chelsea are playing really well, as we were in the first 10 games of the season.

“We all know in football that one morning you’re there and the next day you’re not there anymore so we have to be ready and take the opportunity when it comes.”

Clichy, who was part of Arsenal’s historic Invincibles in 2004, knows what it takes to win the title and feels Pep Guardiola can lead City to glory.

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