Brendan Rodgers has made a statement to help out his former club Liverpool when Leicester City take on Manchester City.
The much-awaited game week has arrived for Liverpool fans. Jurgen Klopp’s men will take on Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United at St. James Park on Saturday, and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will face off Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Monday night. With just a game to play, excluding this fixture, the Reds will be hoping for their ex-managers to do a favour as they tussle out to end their 29-year-old wait to lift the English Championship.
Liverpool are currently second in the league table, only a point adrift of Manchester City currently, but they could leapfrog the Citizens who will face the Foxes two days later. It will be an interesting game week, but Rafa Benitez has pledged to give his best for Newcastle on Saturday irrespective of Liverpool’s title challenge.
On the other hand, Brendan Rodgers has vowed to help out his former side when Leicester City take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Should Liverpool procure all three points on Saturday, and the Foxes manage to pluck a draw or even win two days later, the Reds will stay at the top of the pile and face against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. At the other side, Manchester City will travel to Brighton and Hove Albion on the final day.
“Naturally the Liverpool supporters will look at it as maybe an opportunity,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.
“With our current form and how we’ve worked they’ll see it as a possibility and, with the players we have, we can see it as a possibility. With the players we have we know we can score goals.
“For us, we need to be involved and play our part in it. They’re exciting games to be involved in.
“It’s one where you have to look after our own house, make sure that’s in order and see what happens after that if the football gods shine on you.”
Here’s how Liverpool reacted..
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) May 4, 2019
Rodgers: “Our only concern is ourselves. We have to concentrate on our own performance enough to get some good results in these last three games.”https://t.co/pjihhYxUh0
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) May 3, 2019
Would it hurt Benitez to deny Liverpool? Not at all, and for a few reasonshttps://t.co/gq9CeyPK9W
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 3, 2019
Brendan Rodgers insists he holds no extra motivation to do Liverpool a favour by beating Manchester City.
“I am employed by Leicester. My focus is on Leicester City. It’s exciting to be involved but my thoughts are solely with Leicester and doing what we can to get a result.” pic.twitter.com/Ch9oLZCH1i
— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) May 2, 2019
— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) May 3, 2019
Liverpool will play Newcastle United on Saturday and that game will be followed by FC Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday.