Manchester City midfielder Rodri has claimed that Liverpool are far and away the best opponent he’s ever faced in his career.
Speaking to mancity.com, the 25-year-old said that the quality of Liverpool, as well as City, will be virtually impossible to replicate in the future.
“I think it’s going to be difficult to find a team in the future at the level of the current Manchester City and Liverpool,” said the man signed for £62.8m from Atletico Madrid.
“We will see, but I think both teams have been built with two different styles of football, but are similar in terms of efficiency. Without a doubt, Liverpool is the best opponent I have ever faced.”
Nice to hear some sensible comments coming from City after Pep Guardiola’s unwarranted jibes at the weekend.
Pressure back on City
Liverpool put the pressure back on their title rivals last night with a thrilling win over Aston Villa.
Heading into the final fixtures of the season, Guardiola’s team arguably now have the harder games left to play.
A trip to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight looks like an awkward tie at the best of times. Wolves are still fighting to get into Europe this season. They always make life difficult for the top teams.
On the back of that, City head to West Ham United. The Hammers are also looking to secure qualification to continental competition next season and won’t be an easy game.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have a cup final to look forward to on Saturday evening. As a result of that date at Wembley, City play twice before The Reds next play in the Premier League. Two wins would virtually wrap the title up for them.
Should they leave door open for Liverpool though, a final day game against Aston Villa could still prove decisive. It seems almost too good to be true that Steven Gerrard could hand The Reds the title on the final day.
Hopefully Villa approach that game with the same ferocity that they took Liverpool on with last night. If they do, there’s every chance that Gerrard could once again be the hero for his boyhood club.