10 Nov Liverpool’s battle with Man City worth six points,” states Firmino
The Brazilian ace has spoke up the importance of a Premier League showdown against the reigning champions at Anfield this weekend
Roberto Firmino has clarified Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City on Sunday as a possible six-pointer, together with the home side aiming to expand their healthy lead at the peak of the table.
The Premier League’s best two will lock horns for the first time this year at Anfield tomorrowwith six things now dividing the two heavyweights in the standings.
The Reds have climbed to the summit together with 10 wins in their original 11 fixtures and head into this weekend’s fixture shielding a 28-game unbeaten record.
City have suffered two defeats this period, but they now boast the very best scoring record from the Premier League and will probably be optimistic of finishing a new bare streak on Merseyside.
The Manchester ensemble haven’t won at Anfield in some of the past 16 efforts, but did make a plausible 0-0 draw in the renowned place last year, which may have been a triumph had Riyad Mahrez converted a late penalty.
Firmino admits how”significant’ Liverpool’s most up-to-date experience with City could wind up being in regard to the title race, as he informed Premier League Productions:”It is an important game, such as all others.
“It ends up being more unique since it’s the two teams fighting to the surface of the table.
“[It’s] a game where we need to be cautious, playing with a large team we know very well, and they understand us well also. We need to be cautious and concentrated on the sport to execute well and try to win.
“This is a large game between two large teams which are battling for the very best. We need to be cautious to not provide the competitions many opportunities.
“Obviously, it’s a game worth six things, and we must do our best: shield well and play great football.”
City finished one point ahead of the Reds to finish a successful title defence back in May, with a 2-1 triumph over their competitors at Etihad Stadium eventually proving to be the gap between both sides.
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Firmino is optimistic the Anfield crowd can help Liverpool accurate sin on City tomorrow day, having been supported by”great experiences” contrary to Guardiola’s outfit in the past couple of decades.
“We had great experiences here against City, at the Champions League and at the Premier League too, this past year,” he added
“I expect our fans could be that additional player and they can encourage us throughout the entire match. On the pitch, we’ll attempt to do our best and needless to say, work well and win the game.”