Two English superpowers meet as the Reds are celebrating the throne, leaving their main title challengers, Manchester City, in the dust with 23 points to spare. However, Pep Guardiola and his men are eager to get their revenge and prove that the league table doesn’t display the full difference between the sides.
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Training for Manchester
After winning two leagues in a row with a total combined of 198 points, a downfall was bound to happen for City. But, after losing the league early on, it seems that Pep focused fully on winning the Champions League, the only trophy he hasn’t won since leaving Barcelona in 2012.
Thus, matches like these are an incredibly important test for City to see where they are compared to Europe’s elite at the moment.
A bad outing versus Chelsea last weekend only solidified the critics, and City allowed Liverpool to win the league even before meeting them at the Etihad. The match showed what we’re seeing for years now; an incredible attacking potential paired with clumsy, and often ridiculously poor defending.
They made up for it with a dominant performance in the FA Cup where they easily beat Newcastle 2-0 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Celebrations in Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp’s almost-perfect league season finally reached its peak when Willian scored from the penalty spot against City last week, confirming Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years.
It’s an incredible feat by the Reds in what could be perhaps the most dominant single league season campaign of all times. However, knowing the German and his team, they’re not gonna stop counting points, and be sure that they’re coming into this match with the pedal to the medal, ready to confirm who’s the boss in England.
Even though they’re still the best the Premier League has to offer, Liverpool slowed down a little bit lately. A draw to Everton and losses to Watford, Chelsea, and Atletico Madrid shook things up a bit.
Manchester City have a bigger motive for a win here as they suffered a 3-1 defeat back at Anfield in the first part of the season. Furthermore, the celebrations could leave some marks on the Reds, emphasizing City’s opportunity to get all three points here.
Manchester City vs Liverpool - 1 with 22Bet odds for Man City win at 2.016.
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