PEP GUARDIOLA is assured there might be no previous friends act from Rafa Benitez when he faces previous membership Liverpool on Saturday.
The Merseysiders go to Newcastle needing to win to maintain up the strain on Manchester Metropolis on the high of the desk.
The conspiracy theories are that the ex-Kop boss – now in control of the Toon -will need his previous membership to beat the champions to the Premier League title.
The identical is being stated of Brendan Rodgers – whose Leicester workforce journey to the Etihad on Monday evening.
Guardiola stated: “It’s the identical, Brendan and Rafa had been in Liverpool however they’ll need to win, I can’t think about them not desirous to win the sport.
“I don’t have doubts – the gamers and supervisor will need to win. These questions make no sense.”
The Leicester gamers is not going to come right here for his or her holidays – perhaps they’ve an opportunity to complete seventh and they’re going to attempt to make a superb recreation.”
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Guardiola has dominated Kevin De Bruyne – who has missed the final two video games with a hamstring downside – out of the conflict with the Foxes.
However the midfielder has an outdoor probability of coming back from a knee harm – after returning to mild coaching on Friday.
Guardiola has impressed by the efficiency his title rivals Liverpool put in towards his former membership Barcelona.
Jurgen Klopp’s males seemed sure to get one thing from the Champions League tie earlier than Lionel Messi took it away from them with two late objectives.
And the Metropolis boss doesn’t assume it would have an adversarial impact Liverpool’s title problem within the last two video games.
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Guardiola stated: “The sport was extremely good, each side, Liverpool had been excellent.
“I loved watching it. I don’t assume it would have an effect on them, I feel it is going to be not straightforward at Newcastle however they’ll be nicely ready to win there.”
“Liverpool have to be happy with what they did in probably the most tough stadium, they performed with character and braveness.”
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