Manchester City could already be crowned Premier League champions by the time they host Liverpool for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final but they risk an anti-climactic end to a memorable season.
Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool’s “brilliant” 3-0 thrashing of Manchester City, but the Reds boss admitted his side should have killed off the Champions League quarter-final tie.
Aymeric Laporte has urged Manchester City to take their “once in a lifetime” opportunity to wrap up the Premier League title by beating arch rivals Manchester United next weekend.
Pep Guardiola tried to play down growing excitement among Manchester City supporters over the possibility of winning the Premier League title when they face bitter rivals United in the derby early next month.
Manchester City were sensationally knocked out of the FA Cup on Monday by third-tier Wigan Athletic who beat the 10-man Premier League leaders 1-0 in a stunning fifth round upset with a late goal by their talisman Will Grigg.