Liverpool resume title fight with City

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"I won't be. It was a tough game, but we have a big game at the weekend and we are still in the race". "What they showed me against Tottenham was incredible, two and a half days later, 12.30 on Saturday, the sunshine, humidity".

There is also the task of trying to overturn a 3-0 deficit at home to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday, but the Scotland captain insists while there is hope they have a chance.

"That is not going to happen", Guardiola told journalists.

The Citizens and Liverpool have been front-runners for the league title for most of the 2018/2019 season. "The manager and the players want to put in a good performance".

"The question makes no sense, forget about it".

Leicester City, on the other hand, would come into this clash with the reigning champions on the back of an impressive 3-0 win over Arsenal in the last matchday. I can not imagine that the Leicester players will come here for their holidays. Liverpool face Newcastle and a win for City will keep them above the Reds as a draw or a loss can see Klopp's boys taking the lead and keep them in pursuit of the Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola's side are top and the defending champions know a ideal run-in will secure top spot, regardless of Liverpool's results.

As per reports from the player's homeland, the Belgium global is also open to extend his stay in Leicester, although interest from other English giants might just end up changing his mind.

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"They want to win so I don't have doubts about that". Since that surprise defeat, they have won eight league games in a row scoring 21 goals and conceding just three.

Guardiola also revealed that he will be tuning in to watch how Jurgen Klopp's side get on and provided a fitness update on Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho.

Yet, with City travelling to lowly Brighton on the final day of the season with the Seagulls now safe after Cardiff's relegation on Saturday, Leicester and Rodgers present their best chance of springing a surprise.

It would represent further justification of his decision to leave Anfield in 2015 for City in an effort to fulfil the potential his former manager saw the first time they met.

He said: "We've got real speed in the team".

Manchester City have won three of their last four Premier League home games against Leicester, having lost their first three such games against the Foxes. William Hill will give you odds of 4/5 (1.8) on both teams hitting the back of the net on Monday evening.

"They're littered with world class players and world class players will always find the space".

He said: "When you're at that level it's a positive pressure".

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