MANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool couldn’t be split during their two pulsating Premier League meetings this season.
But something has got to give under the Wembley arch this afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are the two best managers in the worldCredit: AFP
There has so far been nothing to separate Man City and LIverpool this seasonCredit: Getty
The two sides have twice drawn 2-2 during this blistering campaign, most recently at the Etihad last weekend.
Only one, however, can line up against Chelsea or Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on May 14.
Just a point separates them in the Premier League title race as they battle it out for a crown that no other club has worn since Chelsea in 2017.
Both are also going strong in Europe, having booked their respective places in the Champions League semi-finals this week – with only a brave man betting against another meeting between them at the Stade de France on May 28.
The differing natures of their respective semi-final clashes, however, could provide an edge this weekend.
Liverpool, meanwhile, were allowed to put their feet up at Anfield, resting the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane from the starting XI as they drew a fun encounter 3-3 with Benfica, having already won 3-1 in Portugal.
No sooner had the dust settled on his side’s 0-0 draw in the Spanish capital, than Guardiola launched his first “mind games” grenade ahead of volume three of this season’s rivalry with Liverpool this weekend.
He said: “We are in big trouble. We played three days ago against a tough Liverpool, travel, come here and have a lot of injuries right now.”
And perhaps City will face a struggle to be ready for today’s clash, but more likely, Guardiola will have a plan up his sleeve…
But so will Klopp no doubt – because right now these two are the best in the business, and no one else comes close.
Pep Guardiola kicked off the mind games after last Wednesday’s matchCredit: Getty
Jurgen Klopp’s side had a more serene meeting against BenficaCredit: AP