AFTER BEING BLOWN away by Liverpool's first-half performance in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, Manchester City have the chance to wrap up the Premier League title this weekend. Both teams feature sides with great attacks although much has been made about both sides defences, which could only work well for the neutrals with goals expected to come by the plenty.
"It is not Liverpool, it is the people, only one, two or three but hopefully it does not happen again".
He picked the same midfield against Arsenal in the English League Cup final and City was somewhat fortunate to go into halftime leading 1-0 before running out an easy 3-0 victor.
City star Kevin De Bruyne knows staging their title celebrations while United are forced to watch is a delicious prospect for the club's fans.
"We will try to pick ourselves up for Liverpool, we are professionals".
Liverpool apologised to Manchester City ahead of kick-off and said they "condemn in the strongest possible terms the scenes" outside the ground, in which two police officers were injured, after the bus route was changed amid safety concerns earlier on Wednesday.
Speaking to the BBC after the game City manager Guardiola admitted it was pity his team had allowed United to spoil their title party, but he also stated that his side had done everthing to win the game.
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Guardiola's decision to change his approach and play an extra central midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, instead of winger Raheem Sterling was based on his belief that it would allow City to take charge of midfield.
The issue with this comes from the fact that Walker would have to play higher up the pitch, leaving Laporte playing as a left-back to tuck inside to form a back three to negate any gaps in behind and thus leaving Sane completely isolated against Trent Alexander-Arnold.
"Nobody believes but we have another game", said Guardiola after the defeat to Jurgen Klopp's men.
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But two goals from Paul Pogba in the 53rd and 55th minutes brought United level before Chris Smalling grabbed the victor in the 69th minute.
"I am fine with it as long as no-one gets hurt".
The City boss spoke to the press (via the Mirror) ahead of his team's derby clash with fierce rivals Manchester United on Saturday - a match that could see the Citizens clinch the Premier League trophy, if they win.
But for Pep, this will be startlingly like his Bayern Munich tenure where his team ran rampant on the league but failed to achieve anything in Europe.