Published: Fri, May 03, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Liverpool won't receive title favours from Newcastle - Benitez

Liverpool won't receive title favours from Newcastle - Benitez

In the Premier League Handbook for the current season, a rule states that if the league title "cannot be determined because two or more Clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the Clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding League Matches on neutral grounds, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the Board".

Guardiola added that he will watch Liverpool's games against Newcastle - the last team to take points off his side in January - on Saturday before Leicester City's trip to the Etihad Stadium on Monday night.

Jurgen Klopp was amused to learn that there is the possibility Liverpool could face Manchester City in a play-off for the Premier League title.

Liverpool FC had chances to score but Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Milner all spurned good opportunities to net a vital away goal in the Champions League tie. "We want to (win) but we still know it's not 100 per cent in our hands but the only thing we can do is to beat Newcastle and that is unbelievably hard".

"Leicester have incredible quality", said Guardiola. We have to concentrate on our own performance enough to get some good results in these last three games. It won't be like the Chelsea game, where I think they were done and they weren't really playing well.

De Bruyne is out for City and Fernandinho is a doubt as he recovers from a knee injury suffered against Manchester United.

However, the Premier League do not.

Fifth and sixth spot offers the consolation of Europa League football, but so too could seventh if City beat Watford in the FA Cup final next month.

Most league competitions would then enforce the head-to-head rule with this total level. They wiped the floor with Arsenal last week.

"Hopefully we can get the result and get a bit of positive feeling going into the second leg". They're not used to having the ball but Brendan Rodgers has got them looking like a real good team. City looked nervous against Burnley, but the longer it's 0-0 or 1-0 here, you never know.

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