Through a formidable attempt at the title seen by Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, Manchester City have been left with no choice but to win every game, keeping closely behind their Merseyside rivals, with hopes of eventually leapfrogging them in future weeks. The consistency shown by Liverpool has been enough to keep them in pole position for the title, but Manchester City decreased the gap in beating Liverpool at the start of 2019, posing as the only side capable of defeating Liverpool in the league for the entire 2018/19 season so far.
A lot of Liverpool fans remain reluctant over whether or not to genuinely believe their club's chances of winning the title based on past experiences - most of all in the 2013/14 season where Liverpool were devastated in throwing away a three point lead with three games left to play - but they look more capable this season with Klopp at the helm. Even with a more recognised manager in charge and a significant injection of squad depth over the summer, Manchester City are assumed as being the more likely league champions, but their midweek fixture with Newcastle United showed a different side to the Citizens, as they went from winning 1-0 to losing 2-1.
The season originally started with all of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur looking worthy of being involved in a four-way title race, but with inconsistencies from Maurizio Sarri's change of philosophy at Stamford Bridge and a scattering of decisive injuries at White Hart Lane, it's been down to Manchester City and Liverpool to decide the winner of this year's Premier League campaign, and there are question marks over whether Manchester City can keep up with the current league leaders.