Micah Richards was in a jubilant mood as Manchester City demolished Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Sunday evening to go five points clear at the top.
Pep Guardiola’s men have won 10 Premier League fixtures in a row following their draw against West Brom in December, and are now 10 points clear of the reigning champions.
Richards, who was on the books at City between 2001 and 2015, was on punditry duty alongside Roy Keane and Liverpool hero Graeme Souness for Sky Sports.
Despite the Scot’s close connection with the Reds, Richards made little effort to hide his joy as Alisson’s blunders handed the away side the win.
Following the celebration, Souness said when asked if Liverpool were out of the title race: "I think so. I don't see them coming back from that.
“City were the better team. Nothing in it in the first half. City were better second half.
"Alisson has made mistakes he doesn't normally and it's such a boost to City who went into another gear.
"The final goal, from the young man, was on another level. Without Alisson's mistakes it's a close game. Does the scoreline flatter City? I think so a touch.
"It's very easy to go overboard now. Alisson, who we don't normally associate with making mistakes like that, has made the result a flattering one for City.
"Their race is run. I think the big thing now for Liverpool is concentrating in getting into the top four. Because that's not a given."
Adding on their chances of a top four finish: "We said before the game, in the two previous games – the one at West Ham and the one at Spurs – they've come somewhere near what's expected of them.
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"It is a challenge. They mustn't feel sorry for themselves, talk about people who might not be available. It's about the ones that are available to them – roll your sleeves up and have a right go.
"I think they will finish in the top four but it's not a formality. They've got to do it. It's no good saying they've been to two Champions League finals, they won it once, won the league.
"That counts for nothing. It's all about what you do tomorrow."
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