- Manager says he doesn’t care that more fans back Liverpool
- Rúben Dias, Kyle Walker and John Stones out for rest of season
Manchester City will be without Rúben Dias, Kyle Walker and John Stones as they seek to retain the title in the final three matches of the season. Pep Guardiola confirmed the defenders’ long‑term absences after the 5-0 rout of Newcastle on Sunday, with the City manager also claiming “people want Liverpool to win more than us” – the title rivals are now three points behind the champions with an inferior goal difference of four.
While Stones and Walker were not in the matchday squad, Dias suffered a hamstring problem during the first half at the Etihad Stadium and had to be replaced at the break by Fernandinho. With Nathan Aké nursing an ankle injury that also makes him a serious doubt for the trip to Wolves on Wednesday, Guardiola may be without four frontline defenders for the trip to the Midlands.
Written by Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/may/08/the-people-want-liverpool-to-win-more-than-us-says-guardiola-as-manchester-city-pull-ahead-in-the-title-race under the title “‘The people want Liverpool to win more than Manchester City,’ says Guardiola”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.