The 2018/2019 season is in full swing and despite Liverpool FC dominating the Premier League top spot for longer than usual, it’s all eyes on Manchester City right now. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he doesn’t need any help after Man City overtook his team to sit at the top of the league. City claimed the spot after beating Everton on goal difference on Wednesday, this was after Liverpool having a game in hand but only securing back-to-back draws. But many fans remain positive and believe that they can regain the top spot shortly.
Klopp in an interview said that he didn’t read any reactions to Liverpool’s shock draws and continued with;
“I still know it, you feel it, with the questions you get asked, the messages I get even from friends – something obviously changed in their view. I got a message this week, another sign that people think I need help – I don’t need help, thank you very much, I’m fine.”
City were faced with a shock result last month, when Newcastle United beat them 2-1, but Klopp’s Liverpool missed the chance to go seven points clear by drawing with Leicester, before another boring draw with West Ham United.
“It was kind of predictable, and if you want to be top of the table and a champion at the end of the season, you have to show in situations like that real passion, real desire, you have to fight. The only tool we really have to sort our situation is football, passion, a proper fight, being aggressive in the most legal way. Now we have the next chance to do better and I know that we will be ready with each fibre of our bodies, to fight for everything.”
On to the rivals Manchester City and it would seem that Pep Guardiola has another world-class player on his hands, after it was recently announced that Gavin Bazunu, the 16-year old wizz-kid goalie, has joined and will be part of the youth team before hopefully moving up into the first-team.
To rub salt into the wounds, Pep Guardiola has stated that Manchester City can still win the title and this weekend sees City playing before the Reds, which in an interview, someone asked could this give Manchester City the advantage over his rivals, he added with compassion;
“I don’t know tomorrow they play before, I don’t know, I think nothing is going to change. They have exceptional players. I don’t think they feel the pressure. I don’t know. I feel they play and want to play well and win the games. They will be there until the end.”
The odds or Manchester City to win the Premier League fluctuate and as of today; Saturday 9th of February, the odds sit at 13/15 at online gambling sites.