The evening headlines for Manchester City on Thursday, November 21.

Klopp questions Man City's Premier League campaign

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is adamant the Premier League title race isn't over but is confident that Manchester City will drop more points during the tussle at the top.

Liverpool opened up an eight-point advantage prior to the international break after a 3-1 victory at Anfield, putting themselves in the driving seat to win their first league title in three decades.

While Liverpool do boast a significant margin, Klopp believes there is still plenty of twists and turns ahead but adds that he does not anticipate facing pressure to win every game.

 

“The difference is not too big to last season. I know people will get nervous. Everybody thinks we need to win all the games otherwise they will catch us. But in those moments when people imagine that, they think the other teams won’t drop any more points themselves," he told the  Athletic .

“Last season City didn’t lose any games anymore when we were both fighting for the title. But that doesn’t mean it will be like this again. Last season was very helpful for the future of all of us. We were completely concentrated on a specific game. We knew we had to win it."

Fernandinho opens up on his position switch

Fernandinho has spent this season playing at centre-back

Fernandinho has said he feels good playing in central defence for Manchester City but knows he can improve in the unfamiliar position.

Injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones at the beginning of the season have meant  Fernandinho  has had to fill in in a deeper role on occasions, with summer signing Rodri taking his position at the base of  City's  midfield.

“I feel good,” Fernandinho said of his new position. “Of course, I have the help of my teammates and manager. It’s been great for me, trying to do my best as always since I signed for City.

“Sometimes you feel you have to improve a little bit – but that’s the beauty of football. You can. Every morning, you can make it happen.”

 

Why Man City should consider Mauricio Pochettino to succeed Pep Guardiola

Manchester City should consider Mauricio Pochettino when the time comes to chose Pep Guardiola.

With 18 months left on his current deal, the Spaniard is yet to extend his stay in Manchester beyond the end of the 2021/22 season.

Replacing someone of Guardiola's quality will never be easy, although Mikel Arteta appears to be the best way of continuing the style of football that Guardiola demands at the Etihad.

However, as United have found to their continuing cost over the last six years, the reason the best managers in the world are the best managers in the world can't always be defined by measurable characteristics.

 

At the very least, City should consider Pochettino as an option. If the sacked Spurs boss can expect to be talked up as an attractive option for Bayern, Real Madrid, Barcelona and United, that should be the kind of company the Blues want to keep to stay at the top of the game.

Pochettino has shown during his years in England that he is capable of building sides capable of playing attractive, exhilarating football and also has an excellent record at developing young, homegrown talent; Phil Foden and City's other gems would be in excellent hands.

Harry Redknapp explains why Man City will give up on the Premier League

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has explained why he believes Manchester City will eventually end their pursuit of the Premier League title this season.

Guardiola's side sit nine points adrift of Liverpool in the title race following a 3-1 defeat at Anfield prior to the international break and face another tough test against Chelsea on Saturday.

As a result, Redknapp believes City will switch their attention towards securing Champions League glory, prioritising their quest to dethrone Liverpool as European champions.

This week Manchester Evening News are running a special series of articles looking back at the key moments from the last decade for Manchester City.

Each day, there will be three new articles; one in the morning, one at lunchtime and one in the evening.

Here are some of the best bits so far...

 

"I can't see any other outcome than Liverpool winning it. I mean, absolutely for me, it's an impossibility. I can't even see Liverpool losing," he said at Sportsmail's 'A Pint with Piers' event in London.

"I think Man City will chase them for a while, then I think they will realise that Liverpool aren't slipping up and then I think they will put all their eggs in the Champions League basket. Man City should try to win that this year."