Shameless Man City player says Liverpool are ‘very lucky’ to still be in title race

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has not covered himself in glory at all with his comments about Liverpool’s challenge for the title in the final few months of the season.

Liverpool began the season just looking to improve on last term where they reached the final of the Champions League and were harshly beaten by Real Madrid, courtesy of a pair of blunders from Loris Karius, who has been ditched by the manager ever since.

After the signing of Alisson from AS Roma, the Reds strengthened their defence significantly and that, added with the presence of Virgil van Dijk, saw Liverpool change their fortunes at the back.

Klopp’s men turned out to be the last team to lose a game in the Premier League this season, with their defeat at the Etihad stadium being their only loss in the league so far this year.

Having watched Liverpool sit at the top of the Premier League table for several months, Manchester City only recently took over after the Reds’ draws at Manchester United and Everton.

That is how City have ended up being only two points behind the leaders with a game in hand.

But their midfielder Gundogan still believes the Reds have actually enjoyed their luck to stay in the race.

“Liverpool are desperate to be champions,” he said, as per the Liverpool Echo

“They want to win the Premier League more than the Champions League.

“But everything is in our hands. I think we have played the better football. We were seven points behind them and then we went ahead of them.

“If we win our game in hand, we will go past them and be the leaders. We shouldn’t forget that.

“I think they have been very lucky in the past one or two months. They have scored a lot of late goals recently.

“Everything is in our hands. If we win the last six games then we will be champions.”


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