'I'm hungry' - Sterling, Guardiola ignore Liverpool after Palace win

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2019

For this reason, Anderlecht fans are giving advice to chairman Marc Coucke, director of football Frank Arnesen and Michael Verschueren about the players they would prefer to see at the club next season.

"Before I came to Manchester City, I didn't really know what to make of this Raheem Sterling guy".

The Belgium worldwide has had a really bad run of form for nearly 18 months now, with confidence lacking in front of goal not being helped by a raft of injuries. He couldn't be more different.

"I had never met him, and from what I'd read about him, I thought he was going to be a very different character".

"When I was younger you always want to score your first opportunity and sometimes it doesn't happen like that", he said.

Guardiola attracted criticism for what was seen as a conservative team selection against Spurs in midweek, leaving both Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench until the final minute, while peripheral figures Fabian Delph and Riyad Mahrez started.

The pair have a combined 230 goals and assists between them in 354 City appearances.

"That cocktail of aggression, composure and quality can change games - as Dele Alli and Tottenham know only too well from the league fixture last season that saw a barnstorming goal from the Belgian".

Speaking at his media conference after City's Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, Guardiola claimed Fernandinho is an injury doubt for the quarter-final second-leg clash.

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But as Palace hunted an equaliser they were caught out on the break and De Bruyne fed Jesus in the last minute to wrap up another City victory.

City find themselves two points off league leaders Liverpool, but winning their game in hand will take them back to the top of the table, with a one point lead.

And Carragher, who had previously said he felt City were firm favourites, believes it's now completely in the balance. "I think it's something I should do when there's a big disaster in my home country", Son said.

Mohamed Salah blasted in a stunning long-range goal to seal Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea that kept the team top of the Premier League on Monday (NZT). So I guess I thought he'd be ... what do the English call it?

"Right now, I couldn't split them".

"I'm hungry", Sterling told Sky Sports.

Guardiola's side then play Spurs at the Etihad again, in the league, on Saturday before the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on April 24. But if you take football away from me?

"That's not them going into the city game thinking United can lose the game, they have to win".

The prospect of Manchester City losing Fernandinho for Wednesday's Champions League showdown is worse for them than Tottenham losing Harry Kane, according to Noel Whelan.

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