Liverpool's Fabinho and Firmino

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho doesn’t believe the top-of-the-table clash with Manchester City will determine the Premier League title race.


If the European champions Liverpool win, they will have a nine-point lead at the summit.

Pep Guardiola’s men defeated the Reds to the title by a point but Brazil international Fabinho does not view those missed chances as being decisive.

“I don’t think the outcome last season was based on the results against Man City,” Fabinho told the Liverpool website.

“But if we beat them then we will have a large points advantage over them, which will be important for us.

“But this game is always a bit more special because we have the chance to pick up points and stop a direct rival from picking up points.

“So we’re going to do all we can to win, but I’m not sure if this result will define the outcome of the season.”