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Fernandinho Says Pressure Is On Liverpool

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says the pressure is on league leaders Liverpool, after City’s 2-1 home win over the Reds cut their lead at the top of the table to just 4 points.

The Brazilian put in a man of the match display and suggested that Liverpool will have to deal with the pressure of leading the table in the second half of the season.

“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 at the top because the pressure is so high. You have to win every game, so we will see what happens in the end.”

The player was delighted with the mixture of attacking and defensive qualities his side showed during the crucial victory.

“Whoever wants to be champions has to be able to attack and defend. I think all the big games are like this [tense]. You cannot blink.

“You get punished, so you have to be careful all the time and everyone who was involved had the same feeling. We had to play our football and try to defend as well as we did, not concede goals.

“We had a chance to show our quality after a couple of bad results [defeats to Leicester City and Crystal Palace]. We’re back on track and on winning ways.”


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