In a recent interview, Manchester City centre-half Aymeric Laporte claimed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ‘jealous’ of his side’s play style. He also claimed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would love to be able to play in the unique way that Manchester City plays.
Manchester City and Liverpool have been the best sides in the world in the past few seasons. Both the sides and their managers have pushed each other to the next level. The story is the same yet again this term. Manchester United and Chelsea were expected to challenge for the title at the start of the season. But both sides have failed to live up to expectations.
Once again, Manchester City and Liverpool are the only sides left in the top-of-the-table battle. Manchester City sits on top of the Premier League table currently with 70 points from 29 league games so far this term. While Liverpool are just one point from the league leaders. The race for the title looks to stretch out until the end of the season. The Champions League draw also revealed that if both sides win their ties, they could even face off in the Champions League final at the end of the season.
There is no doubt that it is going to be an exciting end to the season for the neutrals. On the other hand, this only adds to the misery of the Manchester United fans. The red devils have gone five years without a trophy. While their biggest rivals are yet again involved in a close-end title race.
Aymeric Laporte: “City can’t be afraid of anyone,”
Speaking to The Guardian about the Premier League title race, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, Aymeric Laporte said:
“City can’t be afraid of anyone,”
“Something like this happened a few years ago: Liverpool were a point behind in the same week, and in the end we won the league. We have this fight now and that’s good for the fans, and neutrals.”
“The football we play, no one else plays in the world. We’re an example of how to play nice football, to be superior in all areas. I think they’d like even part of our game. As for us having something of them: taking chances and benefiting from opponents’ errors a little more, because often we have the opportunity and don’t take it.”
“We let the other team off. But there’s nothing to be envious about.”
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