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title chase Gary Neville highlights why Liverpool and Manchester City are so special

City lead Liverpool in the enthralling title race by one point, with both teams having four games left to play.

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Will Jurgen Klopp, left, or Pep Guardiola be lifting the Premier League trophy this season? (Laurence Griffiths/Anthony Devlin/PA)

Will Jurgen Klopp, left, or Pep Guardiola be lifting the Premier League trophy this season? (Laurence Griffiths/Anthony Devlin/PA)

Will Jurgen Klopp, left, or Pep Guardiola be lifting the Premier League trophy this season? (Laurence Griffiths/Anthony Devlin/PA)

Gary Neville has highlighted why Liverpool and Manchester City have separated themselves from many of the great teams in Premier League history as they continue their battle for the title.

Liverpool's win at Newcastle was backed up by Manchester City comfortable victory at Leeds on Saturday, as the top two teams in English and possibly European football highlighted their class once again.

Speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, Manchester United legend Neville suggested Jurgen Klopp's Reds and Pep Guardiola's City are showing their dominance by winning weeks after week, as he suggested the chasm in class between the top two and the rest ensures they are not feeling the pressure in the title race.

"The thing that actually City have done (at Leeds), which is massively impressive, but they make it look easy, is that when we were up against the team going for a title and they played before us, we always wanted to play first," reflected Neville, who won eight Premier League title with United.

"When we were up against the team going for a title and they played before us, we always wanted to play first. When Liverpool have gone and done what they did at lunchtime at Newcastle, after Villarreal in midweek and all the games they've had recently, you're thinking that switches the pressure to City, but you never really get the impression that these two teams feel that pressure.

"That's because of their dominance, because of their class, because of their composure, because of their rhythm. Everything that they have. They just seem to be in control, they seem to be enjoying it.

"When we were going through these tussles with Arsenal, or Chelsea or Blackburn in the mid-90s, it always felt like a fight. But this doesn't feel like that, even when they played against each other in that brilliant 2-2 draw. Liverpool did very well to come back in and then there were hugs at the end and it's a very pleasant, respectful run-in.

"But you cannot deny the excellence of both of these clubs and both of these teams at this moment in time because it is a standard that we've not seen before in terms of consistency at the end of the season.

"You could say that in other seasons, teams have gone on these types of runs towards the end, but these teams are in the Champions League, they're in the FA Cups, they're in the Carabao Cups, they are playing loads of matches and still doing it."

City lead Liverpool in the enthralling title race by one point, with both teams having four games left to play.

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