Man City travel to Brighton one point ahead of Liverpool and will have to at least match the Reds’ result to win the title – with Jurgen Klopp’s side facing Wolves at Anfield
City travel to the south coast one point ahead of their title rivals and will have to at least match the Reds’ result – with Jurgen Klopp’s side facing Wolves at Anfield.
It has been of the most entertaining title races in years, but Guardiola has made it clear he does not want any of his staff to know the goings-on on Merseyside.
A source close to the Spanish boss told The Sun: “Pep has been very clear. He doesn’t want to know how Liverpool are doing. He just wants everyone to concentrate on their own performance and win the game in front of them.
“He has been very strict and said, ‘We will not speak of them’. He respects Liverpool an awful lot but the title is in City’s hands.
“If everyone does their job, then the Liverpool result is immaterial. He’s very focused and expects the same from all of his players and staff.
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“There will be no checking of mobile phones to find out the score.”
If City win the title they will be one step closer to securing a domestic treble, with the Carabao Cup already won and their FA Cup final clash against Watford taking place next weekend.
If they do retain their title, City stars will reportedly net a huge £20m bonus for their superb work this campaign.
Furthermore, Guardiola’s players will bank another payout if they win the FA Cup – with the overall cash bonuses reflecting a 25 per cent hike on what they pocketed after winning the title last season.