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.
“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.”
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.
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“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.
“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.”
Crooks said: “I don’t normally look beyond Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool’s back four when clean sheets have been maintained and matches won, but on this occasion I think I have to.
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LIVERPOOL have been rocked by the news that Mohamed Salah and Jurgen Klopp have had a major fallout as Real Madrid continue to circle.
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Liverpool are having a sensational season under Klopp where they are chasing a double in the Premier League and Champions League.
And they take on Barcelona next in Europe, full of confidence after batting away the likes of Paris St-Germain, Bayern Munich and Porto in the competition.
One of the pivotal reasons for their fine form this year has been their tremendous trio up front in Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Salah.
Between them, they have scored 61 goals in all competitions but there appears to be trouble in paradise over one particular star.
Telefoot journalist Fred Calenge has reported that Salah and Klopp have had a breakdown in their relationship.
Hes in the middle of the dressing room, hes sensationally good with all the boys and he is very influential for us. And if somebody thinks he is influential for the rest of the world as well then good, show it, the German concluded.
It comes less than a week after similar reports emerged in Spain that the Egyptian had told the Reds boss that he wanted to leave.
AS reported last Wednesday that Salah had a ‘strong discussion’ with Klopp about leaving Anfield and threatened to hand in a transfer request.
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Salah’s agent rubbished the claims made by AS but Liverpool fans will be worried to hear another source revealing this information.
Zinedine Zidane is a big fan of the former Roma forward and is currently in the process of building a new look Real Madrid.
Sixth-placed Uniteds chances of finishing in the top four were dealt a blow at Goodison Park and the nature of Sundays defeat prompted manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to issue an apology to fans ahead of the clash with their city rivals.
This summer promises to be a big one for the legendary Frenchman, who has been promised funds in return for his management after resigning 10 months ago.
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Real have encountered a tough season this year after already sacking two managers in Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.
They crashed out of the Champions League in the first knockout round to Ajax and are now destined to relinquish their European crown after winning it three times in a row.
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