Barcelona want La Liga trophy and ‘powerful boost’ ahead of Liverpool semi
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Apr 27, 2019,
Apr 27, 2019, 0:31
That is what we have to do again and then we will see.
City goalkeeper Ederson was selected in between the sticks, while title challengers Liverpool have three of the back four with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson selected alongside Aymeric Laporte.
The form book does not offer Liverpool much hope, with City having won 25 of their past 27 league and cup games dating back to late previous year, even if Liverpool themselves have lost just once-to City in January-in the league all season.
In the build up to the game it's nice to talk about how massively grateful I am to Liverpool for all they gave me but, you know me, once I'm on the pitch there will be no friendships, no companions, no thought for all the lovely moments.
"In the Copa del Rey and Champions League your success can depend on tiny margins and certain moments, but in the league you have to do things right in almost every game if you want to win it".
On his own club's game against Arsenal on Sunday, the Leicester boss said: "We're looking forward to it and we're excited about it". Burnley had been fighting relegation for a long spell but they seem to have come good, and finishing higher up in the table means a lot to a club like that in terms of finance, so it should be a tough day, but a winnable game, for City.
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"No, I don't know [he would say it], we joked with him afterwards that now he's said it, he has to make it happen", he confirmed. They have a specific way to play and it's not easy to go there.
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Defending champions United would finish runners-up, a point behind Chelsea.
City have displayed ruthless form since, winning their last 11 league games, and Brazil global Fernandinho believes that the title race will go down to the wire. "They have got 40 points now and that is good".
"I really have no problem that".
"We have the opportunity to win the title, to be able to celebrate it with our fans, and that is an incentive and no one wants to lose".