Manchester City cruised to yet another victory this week as they thrashed Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park with first-half goals from Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling taking Pep Guardiola’s men 16-points at the top of the League table. This win has left them requiring just a win in the remaining seven matches.
Footballing fans are much excited as a Manchester Derby awaits next Saturday where City can get hold of the Premier League title with a win against their arch-rivals Manchester United. Jose Mourinho hosted Guardiola last December at Old Trafford where goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi were enough to overcome Marcus Rashford’s strike and give City three vital points.
However, the derby is not what City manager Guardiola is worried about currently as he is more focused on getting a win against Liverpool when the two Premier League giants meet over the first-leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final at Anfield this Wednesday.
In a recent press conference this weekend, Guardiola remarked: “I understand people are going to talk about United but now all the decisions are about Liverpool.”
“Now we are closer than ever. We have one game to win. If we are not able to win, we have six more chances. We are so so close and so happy with the performance. Now it is one more game and we will be champions,” he added.
Guardiola is keen to beat the Reds as they happen to be the only League team to get the better of the Sky Blues. “We have to go to Anfield with good feelings. Now we have a few days to prepare for this game. Our focus is the Champions League so we are going to adapt the game against United later.”