Liverpool game a litmus test for second-placed Leicester - Rodgers


"We try and convince the players this is the team we want to be", quoted Guardiola as saying.With this win, Manchester City is now just one point behind Leicester in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola says it is "unrealistic" to expect Manchester City to chase down Liverpool at the top of the Premier League despite a morale-boosting win over high-flying Leicester.

Guardiola is now preparing his City side for their festive programme which sees them travel to Wolves on Friday night and then host Sheffield United on Sunday evening.

City face Leicester on Saturday, looking for the win to close the gap on the second-placed visitors to one point. "It has always been there, but it fosters during uncertain times and we've had over three years of Brexit and wondering what the economy will be like in the future". "I would like to think that the players know I'm with them on anything like this". "We just say, 'Oh, they look unusual running around again today.' We are not in that situation this year, but I understand each manager who mentions it from time to time - or pretty much always - when we see it coming up because it is just not OK, but other people have to decide that".

"Now we have to see how quickly we can fix that". However, Guardiola has stressed throughout the season that he would not let his side give up, and they showed that with a brilliant performance in a big game.

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With several players already out, however, the downside was seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain go off hurt in the second half against Flamengo, and the midfielder may be set for another spell on the sidelines.

The FA Cup tie between Haringey and Yeovil in October was replayed after racist abuse from the crowd led to players walking off the pitch.

"I don't think that comes into it at all", said Vardy of Liverpool's Club World Cup involvement.

Calling the chastening defeat a "humbling" experience, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said: "Tonight is a good lesson for us of the work we still need to do to get to the level City are at".

The Belgian said: "The first game is in five or six days, so that's OK, but the other one - I don't know what to do".