Roy Hodgson: Liverpool slip-up in title race is inevitable

• Palace boss says win at Etihad will not be the season’s last upset
• ‘Pep won’t be concerned about a four-point gap at this point’

Roy Hodgson handed his old club Liverpool an early Christmas present with Crystal Palace’s surprise win at the Etihad, but the former England manager believes Manchester City can still go on to retain their title.

Palace’s 3-2 victory means Liverpool approach the halfway point of the season with a four-point advantage at the top of the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp’s team are still unbeaten, and if they remain so after visiting Manchester City on 3 January a first league title since 1990 will be in their sights.

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