Man City boss Pep Guardiola jokingly said he hopes that Southampton can beat Liverpool 4-0 after his side managed only a point in a 1-1 draw against West Ham. They recovered from two goals down in the first half to rescue a point. Riyadh Mahrez missed a chance to seal the three points when he had his penalty saved by Lukas Fabianski.
“I would say, beat Liverpool four-zero! The big, big privilege we have is that, at home, it’s in our hands. We don’t have to look at anything else other than ourselves. We just have to give everything,” Man City boss Pep Guardiola said. “I said [to the players], ‘Don’t be sad today because we gave a really good performance. It’s fair, against this opponent, to arrive at the last day to decide who gets the title because both teams are so good. Against this Liverpool, you cannot win the league four games ago. You have to fight until the end. Next week our stadium will be sold out, we will give them our lives and they will give theirs, all together. To do it is an incredible privilege, after many years. To have our chance with our people, to win one game to be champions. I’m looking forward to it.”
“Great comeback. And a comeback against this team in this stadium with the way they defend and how strong they are was an incredible credit to the team,” he added. “We played a really good game. We spoke at half-time and said if we score one goal, we’ll be in the game, don’t give up. Fortunately, we scored early in the second half. One more week, one more game, with our people at home. I assure you something: it will be sold out in the Etihad Stadium and we’ll do the best performance possible to win the game and win the title.”