Pep Guardiola: English Media Want Liverpool To Win The Premier League

Pep Guardiola: English Media Want Liverpool To Win The Premier League
May 7, 2019

Liverpool Manchester City News

Pep Guardiola says he believes the media want Liverpool, and not Manchester City, to win the Premier League after his side’s narrow win over Leicester City on Monday night left his side one win away from retaining the title.

City were held until the 70th minute before captain Vincent Kompany’s wonder-strike from outside of Leicester’s box claimed all three points, leaving the Citizens ahead in the title race by one point.

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Speaking to TalkSport after the clash at the Etihad, Guardiola said: “My feeling here is the media desire Liverpool to be champions.”

“But 195 points in two seasons, it is something unique. We were seven points behind Liverpool, we could have been ten points had Liverpool beaten us here, but we never give up and have won 13 games in a row,” the Spaniard added.

The result against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester made it 13 Premier League wins in a row for Guardiola, and a win against Brighton, with a Liverpool win against Wolves, could see Jürgen Klopp miss out on the title with an incredible 97 points, a tally higher than any Sir Alex Ferguson side ever accomplished.

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Although there is a feeling the title is now City’s amongst many, Guardiola is under no illusions that a trip to Brighton is a guaranteed win, adding: “One game left and we’ll try. It is now 95 points and we need one more victory.”

“We’ll go to Brighton trying. I don’t have to say anything to the players because they are mature. Brighton will be tough. They went to Arsenal and got a result. We played them in the FA Cup and that was tough because they are strong, have the set pieces, and I know they’re playing for pride.”

“But it’s in our hands. We were seven points behind and never gave up. We won 13 games in a row and that’s why we are in that position.”

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