Neil Warnock has told Wales Online that Liverpool fans don’t need to worry about Cardiff letting Manchester City win after he said he would play his reserves against the champions.
After Cardiff’s heartbreaking 2-1 defeat against Chelsea, Warnock told the media: “I might play the reserves down there, it’ll be interesting to see what the journalists think of that.”
After Liverpool fans exploded angrily on Twitter in response to Warnock’s comments, the Cardiff manager has set matters straight.
“I won’t field a weakened side against them don’t worry and I’ll make sure my lads are right up for this one,” he has now told Wales Online.
Liverpool fans will be pleased to hear that Warnock was not serious about playing his U23s against City.
That said, there’s no doubt that Pep Guardiola’s side will likely still get a convincing win at the Etihad on Wednesday evening.
It would be amazing if, after it looked like Liverpool were about to blow their title bid against Spurs, Cardiff could give the Reds a huge advantage by taking points off the Citizens.
It’s probably the most unlikely outcome but it wouldn’t be a result that would be too out of place in the Premier League. After all, City have dropped points to the likes of Newcastle United and Crystal Palace this season.
Six games remain for Liverpool to do what hasn’t been done for 29 years.
While the Reds have won 18 titles in the past, very few would compare if Jurgen Klopp and his players can get the job done this season.
Given the time that has passed, the number of points already accumulated and the fact that it seems like whole world is rooting against Liverpool, winning the title this season would be like winning the lottery.