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Fixture congestion threatens to derail Manchester City's quadruple dreams

Fixture congestion is threatening to derail Manchester City’s quadruple ambitions as they are set to play two games in the space of 72 hours.

The Premier League has now announced that Manchester City’s clash with Cardiff City has been moved to the 3rd of April in order to be televised and this could hugely affect the champions.

The game at the Etihad will now take place just 72 hours before City are due to travel to Wembley to face Brighton in the semifinals.

For Liverpool, this is fantastic news as it’s almost guaranteed that their title rivals will be suffering in some way from fixture congestion and are more likely to drop points.

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The Premier League’s decision to bring forward City’s game against Cardiff is sure to agitate Pep Guardiola but now it’s up to Liverpool to ensure they can keep the pressure on the Citizens.

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The Reds’ first game after the international break is against Spurs and a win will send a message to Guardiola and co.

Jurgen Klopp needs to ensure his side doesn’t drop points until after City play Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer will welcome his rivals to Old Trafford at the end of April and with the Red Devils needing to qualify for the Champions League, they will be adequately motivated to beat City even if it means handing Liverpool the title.

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