Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola insists his side haven’t been aided by Liverpool’s Champions League progression


Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola insists his side haven’t been aided by Liverpool’s Champions League progression

Pep Guardiola does not believe Manchester City have been aided in their Premier League title push by their Champions League elimination.

Title competitors Liverpool must play a two-legged semi-final against Barcelona during their domestic run-in, while the Citizens no longer have to worry about midweek games.

Pep does not believe City have been aided by their UCL elimination

Some might suggest the lack of fixture congestion would aid City as they bid to see off the Merseysiders in a tight title race but Guardiola feels the opposite is true.

City’s quarter-final exit has meant a change of routine for a side that have played a lot of midweek fixtures due to their progress to the finals of both domestic cups.

City boss Guardiola said: “When that happens in November, December, January, February that helps a lot. That happened for Liverpool. In that period it was better for Liverpool than us.