Gabriel Jesus says Manchester Metropolis should beat Liverpool on Sunday to be thought-about title contenders.
The Blues have solely misplaced one recreation in all competitions this season and picked up their third straight win with a 3-Zero victory over Olympiacos in midweek. Nonetheless, they head into their newest assembly trailing Jurgen Klopp’s champions and will finish the day eight factors adrift – albeit with a recreation in hand – in the event that they lose.
Metropolis had been crushed 3-1 at Anfield final November and had been unable to claw again the hole over the course of the season, ending 18 factors brief. Whereas prime groups are anticipated to drop extra factors this 12 months given the additional pressure positioned on squads, Pep Guardiola won’t have to remind his gamers of the significance of taking factors off their foremost title challengers.
Manchester Metropolis are getting ready to tackle Liverpool within the greatest match of the season up to now.
Pep Guardiola’s males are determined to regain the Premier League title, however the champions are already again on prime of the desk, and Sunday’s crunch on the Etihad Stadium – even so early within the season – is essential to their probabilities of difficult for the crown.
Metropolis lie 5 factors behind the Merseysiders within the desk, however have a recreation in hand, so three factors on Sunday might see them actually again within the race.
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Jesus got here off the bench towards Olympiacos for his first look in six weeks and marked his return with a wonderful end to place him in rivalry to begin towards Liverpool. So far as the Brazilian striker is anxious, beating their rivals is crucial to their hopes of successful again the Premier League trophy.
“It is an important recreation for us, it is a direct confrontation towards the chief of the desk,” mentioned Jesus.
“We have to be very centered, particularly taking part in at residence. We have to play our manner and attempt to win the sport.
“We have to win these three factors if we need to aspire to win the Premier League once more.”