Shaqiri sees the bigger picture before Liverpool face Manchester City

Marcus Newton
January 1, 2019

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson believes the Premier League leaders can not be considered equals to Manchester City until they have won the title.

The two sides played each other four times last season, with Liverpool ending City's 22-match unbeaten start before knocking them out of the Champions League in the quarterfinals.

'They're a fantastic team, a very experienced team and they've been in this position before.

It is quite understandable to see why they have usurped Thursday's opponents, Manchester City, as the favorites to win the league. It's something that we've never had.

With their trip to the Etihad on Thursday, Liverpool have the chance to stretch the gap between them and City to a whopping 10 points. Both clubs have momentum behind them going into this game which could be instrumental in deciding who will ultimately lift the Premier League trophy this season.

N'Golo Kante scored the only goal as Chelsea won 1-0 at Crystal Palace. But we're at home, hopefully our extra help from our people at the Etihad can help, they can support us.

"It was always very clear that he was a very influential player with the ball, but that he's this good I didn't see it, honestly - maybe because of a different style Roma played".

"We had two poor games and we knew we needed to win to give ourselves a chance and we did just that".

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"I am not the smartest person in the world but I am not an idiot either", he said, according to the Guardian. This is Arsenal. They're flat-track bullies, they'll beat the lesser teams all day long.

"We play the way that the game tells us to play", says Robertson.

"Liverpool know what they have to do, we know what we have to do on Thursday".

"Not a big issue - something muscular - but it's normal after three or four months injured", Guardiola said. We take a look at the weekend's best pictures.

"And we should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game".

"We are doing well but the other team are possibly one of the strongest in Europe", he said when speaking after his side's victory at Southampton. It was a scintillating match, and one that we'll remember as the best of the year.

Liverpool fans can take heart from this as well as the fact that Jurgen Klopp's men are showing no signs of slowing down.

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