Gundogan Man City set for first real test against Liverpool

first_imgManchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan expects the next two weeks to be a “real test” for their title defencePep Guardiola’s side stormed to a 5-0 thrashing of Cardiff City on Saturday to move up to second in the Premier League table.The result proved to be a welcome return to form following last week’s shocking home loss to Lyon in the Champions League.The Citizens will next face the likes of Oxford United, Brighton and Hoffenheim with Liverpool awaiting them on October 7 at Anfield.City have won just once at Liverpool in 35 years and Gundogan admits that the outcome could gave a decisive effect on the title race.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“At the moment it looks like those games against the top clubs will be important,” said Gundogan, according to ESPN.“We play Liverpool in a couple of weeks so it will be a real test for us at Anfield as they are also getting their points.“Liverpool is a very strong team and Chelsea are very strong. United just dropped points against Wolves, like we did, so I think Wolves will cause a lot of problems.“But it’s up to us in the end. We are trying to play like we did [on Saturday] because when we are ready like this our chances of winning games and titles are the highest. So that’s what we try to achieve every game.”Gundogan was among the goalscorers for City on Saturday with new signing Riyad Mahrez grabbing a brace in what were his first goals for the club since completing a €60m from Leicester City this summer.last_img

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