Pep Guardiola confesses, “I pray,” before Man City plays Liverpool

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As his team gets ready to face Liverpool, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is “praying” that all of his players return from international duty healthy. With jam-packed fixtures, it is every manager’s concern these days.

In order to prepare for their match against Liverpool after the break, Pep Guardiola is “praying” that his Manchester City players return from their international duty in good health.

After defeating Burnley, City advanced to the FA Cup semifinals on Saturday, while Jurgen Klopp’s team received a weekend off. Fulham were scheduled to meet the Reds in a league match, but the London club had FA Cup obligations of their own.

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Reigning Premier League winners Despite having a game in hand, City trail Arsenal by eight points in the fight for the championship, while Liverpool sits seven points down from fourth place.

Liverpool won’t play next until April 1 when they go to the Etihad to take on a City team that are desperate for a victory.


“It is what it is. For me, it’s perfect as I will go to Barcelona and Abu Dhabi so it’s perfect. I pray that no-one comes back with an injury. I said to the players – come back fit. You know exactly what you need.”

Players’ health is the biggest priority


“You work here every day with our incredible staff and backroom staff. What you need to be fit, you need to do it in the national team and, hopefully, the managers take care of the players as much as possible.”

The last two spots in the Champions League are up for grabs, with teams like Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Newcastle battling for them despite the fact that Manchester City and Arsenal have assured spots.

The game promises to be exciting. Liverpool’s season has been inconsistent, whether they are winning or losing. Liverpool have 42 points after 26 games, which puts them in sixth position right now. Despite having two games in hand, they are seven points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place.

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