Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Manchester City's Sane put's pressure on Liverpool: We're right behind you

Manchester City's Sane put's pressure on Liverpool: We're right behind you

The Merseysiders have only three matches remaining against "big six" opposition - two of those are at home, against Chelsea and Spurs, while they go to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on February 24.

Cesc Fabregas, who had a penalty saved in the first half, left the field to applause late in what is likely his last game for Chelsea before completing a reported move to French team Monaco.

Stones nearly made a mess of the clearance, initially striking the ball against goalkeeper Ederson before racing back to the goal line to hack the ball to safety.

"With a bit more luck we could have got 2-2, which would be flawless for us". It was unbelievably close, as Stones admitted after the game. They are the ones I respect the most. Away to City is the most hard game you can imagine at the moment.

That's because Klopp has trained them to be a fighting force, whether they have the ball or not.

When Crystal Palace visit Anfield in a couple of weeks Roy Hodgson will doubtless be reminded of his pre-Christmas remark - a slightly tactless one for a former Liverpool manager - that a four-point gap at the top of the table was nothing for Pep Guardiola to worry about. Guardiola has won three La Liga, three Bundesliga titles to add to his Premier League triumph.

Crucially, they have title-winning experience and they are within reach of Liverpool, whose nerve will be tested between now and May. He only has to talk and analyse the games, spare a thought for us punters who have to attempt to predict the outcomes!

"I have so much faith in my players", Klopp said.

"Disappointed that we lost, that is really obvious, (but) we're four points clear, that is the main thing", said the Holland captain. It was a really tough games for both teams. Liverpool do not have to play City every week and, when they face less stellar opponents, the chances are that Salah and Roberto Firmino will shine again and Virgil van Dijk will return to being imperious in defence.

But even the best teams can suffer when the nerves set in and the scars of failure five years ago may yet reopen this time around.

"We knew before it would be a hard game and we would have to give everything to win the game", Wijnaldum told Liverpool FC's website.

Wolves are winless in their last six home FA Cup games (D2 L4), since beating Doncaster in a replay in round three in 2010/11.

If Wolves have been hard to predict this term then Liverpool have been the complete opposite, at least in the Premier League. The other four victories came in the English Premier League. Every team studies how we play, especially in the Premier League and we know how hard it is to play this way.

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