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Man Utd v Man City: Liverpools James Milner says he will not watch match

Liverpool midfielder James Milner says he will support Manchester United on Wednesday but will not be watching their game against Manchester City.

City are two points behind Liverpool and will go top of the Premier League if they beat United at Old Trafford.

We’ve seen both teams more cautious in their approach to matches at times. The 0-0 draw between the pair at Anfield right at the start of the season was a perfect example of this. It wasn’t the open, end-to-end encounter that many expected after the thrilling battles between the two sides last season.

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“But I wont be watching. Its a bit of a waste of energy, willing the ball in the other goal. Ive no idea what Ill do, maybe go out for some food.”

Brighton are enduring a woeful spell at the minute, cautiously peering over their shoulders as they precariously languish just outside the bottom three, though it hasn’t been a sloppiness at the back that has caused their relegation battle, but rather a lack of edge in the final third.

Liverpool, aiming to become English champions for the first time since 1989-90, have 88 points from 35 matches, with Pep Guardiolas side on 86 points from 34 games.

The Reds have only lost once in the league all season – when they were beaten 2-1 by City at Etihad Stadium in January.

However, City, who have won 10 successive Premier League games, will win the title if they win their four remaining matches.

“Its frustrating to think weve had one defeat all year and it might not be enough,” added Milner, twice a Premier League title-winner during his five seasons with City.

“We just need to win the rest of our games. If we do that and its not good enough then you have to hold your hands up and say well done City.

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“Theyre a top team, theyve done it before and are grinding it out. All we can do is win the rest of our games and put them under pressure.”

Liverpool of course need City to drop points in one of their next four matches if were to stand a chance of winning the title – with most presuming the midweek fixture will be their toughest.

James Milner has said he will not waste his energy by tuning into the 178th Manchester derby in the hope Manchester United can strike a blow to aid Liverpools title pursuit.

The 33-year-old midfielder has represented all three of Uniteds traditional rivals – Leeds United, Manchester City and Liverpool – and admits he wants them to win for the first time in my life.

Liverpools bid to be crowned champions for the first time since 1990 rests on City dropping points in their remaining four games of the season.

I dont watch them, to be honest. Its a bit of a waste of energy, isnt it? Willing the ball into the goal and things like that. I cant do anything about it, Milner said.

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