City star claims it’s ‘better to win the hard way’ ahead of Liverpool clash

Date published: Saturday 9th April 2022 2:35 - Dan Butterfield

Manchester City star Phil Foden

Manchester City star Phil Foden has admitted sometimes it is better to win the hard way ahead of their huge clash with Liverpool.

City are currently one point ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side at the top of the Premier League but they could fall behind the Reds should they lose their crunch clash on Sunday afternoon.


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Much has been made of the fixture, with many believing the winner of the game, will go on and win the Premier League title.

City star Foden has admitted he is feeling excited ahead of a game that everyone wants to play in.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the midfielder said: “Two teams fighting for the Premier League, very close on points. It’s the biggest game and the game that all footballers want to play in.

“I think there is going to be a lot of neutrals watching it as well. It’s going to be an entertaining game.”

Foden scored in the first game between the two sides earlier this season, a 2-2 draw at Anfield and he has admitted it was the best game he has ever played in, in terms of quality.

“I have never played in a more high-quality game than that.

It was just the football we were both playing, it was end to end at times, full of goals and exciting plays.

“It’s a great atmosphere playing at Anfield as well, it’s the biggest occasion. Everyone I have asked it has been one of their favourite games this year.”

The last two Premier League campaigns have seen little in terms of title race drama, with Liverpool romping to the title in 2019/20 before City cruised to regain the trophy last season.

Foden admitted he thinks it is better for the league for it to be tight, rather than one ‘running away’ with it.

“It’s better to win the hard way sometimes.

“I think it will feel better if one of us just wins instead of just running away with the league.

Both teams are going at it and it’s not over with this game and there’s going to be lots of ups and downs, I believe, before the end of the season.

“I don’t believe it will be decisive, the way the Premier League is – I feel like it’s the hardest league. Whatever happens Sunday I believe there is still a lot to play for.”

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