Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus have both spoken to ESPN Brasil about the Premier League title race this weekend.
With both clubs winning their matches, there are now only four fixtures for the league title to be decided, with Pep Guadiola’s side having an extra game to be played.
After Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday, Alisson was interviewed by ESPN and claimed that the title is probably being decided in the final fixture.
“This game was very important,” said the goalkeeper. “Even to give confidence for the rest of the games. Now more than ever, we have to think step by step, game by game. The league will probably be decided in the last round.
“I think Manchester City have been doing an extraordinary campaign, just like us. And we have to stay focused. A victory today was very important, but that’s not all. We have to have the same mindset for the next games. And try to get as many wins, as many points as we can.”
On his trip back to Manchester after winning Crystal Palace 3-1 at the Selhurst Park, Gabriel Jesus has claimed they won’t be spending their energy expecting Liverpool to drop points in this final run.
“I don’t think we have to root against Liverpool, no. I think we’ve already passed that part of rooting against. I will not say that I want them to win, of course not. But I don’t think we have to worry about Liverpool. On the contrary, it depends on us. We have five more games, five decisions. If we win all five games, we are the champions again. It just depends on us.”
Currently with 83 points, Manchester City will still face Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Burnley, Leicester City and Brighton. Liverpool, who have 85, are playing Cardiff City, Huddersfield, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.