Many believe that the Premier League could be decided when Manchester City and Liverpool runs out at the Etihad Stadium, kl. 21 in the evening.
In reality, it can't do it, but a Liverpool win can still have a destructive effect toward City's gullambisjoner.
Before the match is Jürgen Klopps men seven points ahead of Pep Guardiolas, and in the evening it can luka be increased to ten points.Must reverse the trend
There is little doubt about who is the big shape layer before the two tittelfavorittene barker together for the last time this season. Liverpool have won their last nine matches, while City have lost three of the last five.
At the start of December was the reds four points behind the light blue. Now is tittelkampen turned on its head, and the home team is almost obliged to win to keep alive the dream of repeating the feat from last year.City star about his son's battle: - The worst months of my life
When broken Guardiolas team all conceivable records in the Premier League, and was sovereign be the champs with the whole 100 points. Now the situation is completely different and on kommentarplass draws The Guardian revealed that Guardiola has never won a league title where his team has ended up on the arrears in tittelkampen. Not in Barcelona. Not in Bayern Munich. And not in Manchester City.
The trend must mestertreneren turn if it will be more cheers at the Etihad. And the turnaround should start already in the evening.- Still the world's best teams
Before the potentially decisive battle it has developed a small rhetorical feud between the team managers.
Both insist that it is the opponent, and not themselves, which is the best team.
- I believe that the opponent is still the best team in the world. It is 100 percent my opinion. It is because of the way they play, what they have achieved, their skills and everything else. Nothing has changed. Only the points are different, but not the preparations to the game, believes Klopp.Why managers like ^ the academic degree awarded has started to lose the grip
In the last year had City preserve a gap down to the opponents. In the years they need to even hunt. And Guardiola notice the difference.
- It is a different type of pressure to live under. But we have to deal with it. People might expect that we always should be at the top, but we are Manchester City, we are not Liverpool or Manchester United, says City manager, who is unsure whether the players his powers to perform under pressure.
Quite frankly, I don't know. What do I think? Yes, we are ready. I do not doubt, but quite frankly so I do not know. I have a battle plan and I know what we want to do. I shall talk with the players, but I can't predict what's going to happen, " says a seemingly uncertain Guardiola.Refuses to give up
A player who accepts the pressures of the City now have to play under, Bernardo Silva. He does not believe that the team needs to adapt for the opponent, even if it's called Liverpool.Solskjærs stroke of genius. Now he has been given a new nickname by the fans
We know that there is more pressure on us, if we don't win it's going to be very difficult to take them again. But this is what we should try to do - it is what we try for every game. We will be trying to play in the same way as pre - press high and control the ball, " says Silva.
Where many believe tittelkampen be decided tonight, is the captain Vincent Kompany a different opinion.
- It is easy to assume that everything depends on this match. I'm probably one of the few that disagree with it. We have only played three matches where we have lowered the standard. All that is needed is that Liverpool have a bad month, " says the belgian, according to Reuters.Former United player shelves Solskjær: - I saw the other side of him