Liverpool will have 14% chance of winning title if they LOSE at City
Analysis from data company Nielsen Gracenote ahead of Sunday's title showdown also details that Liverpool would have a 68% chance of winning the title if they win at the Etihad.Analysis from data company Nielsen Gracenote ahead of Sunday's title showdown between the top-two in the English top-flight shows that the Reds' chances of claiming the title would go down drastically with a loss - they would be four points behind with seven games remaining.
Jurgen Klopp hailed the best 45 minutes of his Anfield reign as Liverpool reached their first FA Cup Final in a decade.
Liverpool roared into a three goal lead in the opening half to maintain their ambitions of completing an unprecedented clean sweep but, true to form, Klopp refused to engage in discussions of his team doing the quadruple.
A header from Ibrahima Konate and a double from man of the match Sadio Konate left Manchester City startled and though the Premier League leaders staged a second half comeback they paid the ultimate price for Liverpool’s jet propelled first half.
Liverpool will now face Crystal Palace or Chelsea, who they faced in 2012 when they last contested English football’s most historic fixture and Klopp is determined to become the first Anfield boss since Rafa Benitez in 2006 to lift the trophy.
How can Liverpool beat Man City in what is already a title DECIDER?
The 2019 title race illustrates why Liverpool really do need to win at the Etihad this Sunday. Ahead of the biggest match of the season so far, Sportsmail looks at how the Reds can do that.But with Manchester City and Liverpool - separated by just a point heading into Sunday's clash - the status quo is ripped up. Nothing illustrated that more than 2019's title race, described as 'flawless' by Gary Neville on Sky.
© Provided by Daily Mail Jurgen Klopp hailed the best first halfof his Anfield reign as Liverpool reached the FA Cup final
Klopp said; ‘ I think so was the feeling I had when I saw first half, the quality of the opponent – which you saw in the second half, how good they were really are. Denying them in so many moments, creating your own opportunities, using them is very difficult, first half was outstanding in pretty much all parts of the game.
'Second half they score [early] like we did in previous game and yes it clear it open up. No football player on the planet feels safe against City with a 3-1 lead. It’s always clear what they can do.
'There were moments of course. They got one time through, we needed Ali. But we had our own moments and could have decided the game earlier so makes it more special. 3-0 against City feel kinda strange, 3-2 is a fair result.’
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BIG MATCH Q&A BY DANNY MURPHY: After Pep Guardiola's recent declaration that he loves to overthink his tactics in big matches, one could be left wondering what set-up City will deploy on Sunday.After Pep Guardiola's recent declaration that he loves to overthink his tactics in big matches, one could be left wondering what set-up City will deploy when their rivals turn up to Manchester.
Liverpool now roll into games against Manchester United and Everton before the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Villarreal and, for that reason, Klopp feels all talk of pursuing history is futile because the challenges ahead of them are so complex and demanding. © Provided by Daily Mail Ibrahima Konate headed Liverpool in front against Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday © Provided by Daily Mail Sadio Mane then scored twice to ensure they went in at the half-time break 3-0 ahead
He said: 'You can mention whatever you want. It doesn’t make it more likely that you get the answer you want from me. I think a game like today shows even more how unlikely it is to do something like that (quadruple).
'We went through against City which is incredibly difficult and intense and in three days we play against against Man United with their three points today and with the Arsenal and Tottenham results the fight for a Champions League spot, the door is open for all of those three. So they will be on their toes and historically it’s not a friendly game.
'A few days later we play Everton, in the situation they are, will not be a friendly game, then we play Villareal, will not be a friendly game then Newcastle and all this kind of thing. It’s just incredibly intense and it’s really unlikely that a team will win all the games.
'It’s really unlikely but I couldn't care less to be honest, let’s go for it and try to win the next game and see how we can recover between now and then.'Read more
Man City and Liverpool to continue epic rivalry .
Manchester City and Liverpool lock horns for the second time in a week in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. The two sides continued their battle for Premier League supremacy with a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and they now meet again for a place in next month's FA Cup final. © Associated Press City and Liverpool are separated by a solitary point at the top of the Premier League and there is also the mouth-watering prospect of a Champions League final showdown - should they overcome Real Madrid and Villarreal respectively in the semis.