Brazil international Fernandinho has said that Liverpool are likely to feel the pressure at the top of the Premier League after their recent 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. The Reds had the opportunity to go 10 points clear of the holders in midweek but that unfortunately did not happen with the Citizens coming up with a strong performance.
Speaking after the game, Fernandinho highlighted that the onus is on Jurgen Klopp’s side to win every match and anything less may bring the Citizens back into the mix for the title, he told Sky Sports: "Four points is going to be interesting for the rest of the season for both teams. They are still leaders and they have a lot of games to play as well. It is not easy to stay there at the top because the pressure is so high. You have to win every game, so we will see what happens in the end. Everyone has this responsibility in mind, to play good football, to try to win every game. You have to prove it in every game, not just on one day."
“The Merseyside outfit are currently holding a four-point gap over the Citizens“and they can potentially maintain the same during the forthcoming weeks, given they have a relatively winnable schedule with none of the top six to encounter. Nonetheless, they cannot afford to be complacent against the opposition, given their recent history of “squandering their title charge“ at the backend of the campaign.
Liverpool are scheduled to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on the road during the third round of the FA Cup and the match may witness Jurgen Klopp resting some of the regulars. As such, they do risk the prospect of being ousted, given the west Midlands outfit have proved giant-killers this season with victories over Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
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