Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has explained why he believes Manchester City will eventually end their pursuit of the Premier League title this season.

Pep Guardiola's side sit nine points adrift of Liverpool in the title race following a 3-1 defeat at Anfield prior to the international break and face another tough test against Chelsea on Saturday.

Liverpool have the opportunity to extend that advantage this weekend against Crystal Palace, with City playing in the late kick-off, and it would take a seismic turnaround for Guardiola to land a third Premier League title in a row.

As a result, Redknapp believes City will switch their attention towards securing Champions League glory, prioritising their quest to dethrone Liverpool as European champions.

 

"I can't see any other outcome than Liverpool winning it. I mean, absolutely for me, it's an impossibility. I can't even see Liverpool losing," he said at Sportsmail's 'A Pint with Piers' event in London.

"I think Man City will chase them for a while, then I think they will realise that Liverpool aren't slipping up and then I think they will put all their eggs in the Champions League basket. Man City should try to win that this year."

City remain undefeated in the Champions League so far this season, scoring 11 goals and conceding just two in their four group-stage matches this term.

 

Guardiola's side have two final group matches to play against Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb in the next three weeks, before finding out their opponents in the first knockout round later in December.

The draw for the round of 16 stage in the Champions League takes place on Monday December 16 at 11:00, with the fixtures due to be played in February.