Man City star sends ‘lucky’ message to Liverpool FC

Man City star Ilkay Gundogan believes Liverpool FC have been very lucky in the Premier League this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Ilkay Gundogan is confident Manchester City will win the Premier League title, adding that Liverpool FC have been “lucky” this season.

The Reds have managed to keep pace with the defending Premier League champions throughout the campaign after coming through some difficult moments.

Liverpool FC left it late to wrap up victories over Fulham and Southampton on the road in recent weeks to ensure they don’t lose ground on the Citizens.

Jurgen Klopp’s side required Toby Alderweireld to net a late own goal in added time to secure a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

Manchester City are the only Premier League team to have beaten Liverpool FC this season after a 2-1 victory over Klopp’s men at The Etihad.

Germany international Gundogan believes Liverpool FC have benefited from a lot of fortune in the Premier League title race this season.

“Liverpool are desperate to be champions,” Gundogan told Fanatik, as quoted by Metro. “They want to win the Premier League more than the Champions League.

“But everything is in our hands. I think we have played the better football. We were seven points behind them and then we went ahead of them.

“If we win our game in hand, we will go past them and be the leaders. We shouldn’t forget that.

“I think they have been very lucky in the past one or two months. They have scored a lot of late goals recently.

“Everything is in our hands. If we win the last six games then we will be champions.”

Gundogan played under current Liverpool FC boss Klopp at Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund before the manager’s departure in 2015.

Klopp helped to establish the Germany international as one of Europe’s top midfielders.

Liverpool FC have never won the Premier League title and missed out on the top-flight crown as recently as 2014.

Manchester City managed to edge past Liverpool FC in the final three games of the season five years ago.

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