We'll do it my way: Defiant Guardiola insists on business as usual

Mae Harvey
January 1, 2019

The City midfielder is still working his way back to full fitness after four months out due to injury, and was sidelined for the 3-1 win over Southampton on Sunday.

Win at the Etihad, and they will be 10 points clear of Pep Guardiola's side having played them home and away. "It would be nearly impossible".

"I think everybody when they see some teams struggle, who are behind you and coming after you, it's nice to see obviously. If you want to be there as far as possible until the end we have to remember what happened last season".

Roberto Firmino scored a hat-trick, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were also on target as the front three that fired Jurgen Klopp's men to the Champions League final last season all scored in the same league game for the first time this campaign.

"We've got four competitions to play for in an incredible season".

"We've spoken to Liverpool early on in the window but he's their player and he'll decide", said Warnock.

'I don't know how he is, ' said Guardiola. It's going be a good match, but it is not a decisive game or something like that.

The Reds have notched up a whopping 54 points already this season and have a comfortable seven-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.

He would be a fantastic addition to the Lazio team, especially in the fullback positions though the Italian capital club might need to fight off fellow top flight side Inter Milan to sign him.

"Our pride has been hurt over the last few weeks but we have everything to play for and it depends on us".

"We are not here to send messages to Liverpool".

"It's one of those key games you live for".

"For us it was easy but the people needed a bit longer to give us that chance to start creating our own story". "Fans demand it and we demand it so in terms of different pressures, we are top of the league and we need to keep on going". They went ahead at St Mary's through David Silva but the Saints levelled when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg punished a poor touch from Oleksandr Zinchenko. From there, City would completely lose its shooting boots, allowing their rivals to come back into the game.

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