Liverpool supporters have been calling out Pep Guardiola’s ‘mind games’ after Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson was substituted at half-time during their 1-1 draw against Atalanta in the Champions League.
The Reds host the Citizens in the Premier League on Sunday and find themselves top of the standings, six points clear of Guardiola’s side.
After the match at the San Siro, the Spanish manager said that it was a “muscular problem” and that he did not want to take any risks so brought him off. He added that he was not sure if he would start at Anfield.
Manchester City have suffered a huge blow ahead of Sunday’s crucial Premier League showdown with Liverpool at Anfield.
City are sweating on the fitness of Ederson after he was forced off at half-time in their Champions League clash with Atalanta in Milan.https://t.co/awVrIqv6PJ
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) November 6, 2019
The Brazilian shot-stopper was replaced by the second-choice keeper Claudio Bravo, who was sent off for a sliding challenge on Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic outside the box, meaning Kyle Walker had to go in goal for the rest of the game.
Supporters did not believe the quotes from the Manchester City manager and are certain that Ederson will lineup in between the sticks at Anfield on Sunday.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Liverpool fans:
He will play for certain
— Leigh (@LeighBergin) November 6, 2019
— CT (@CoreyMTaylor) November 6, 2019
He’ll be perfectly fine
— Cameron H (@Cam3ronLFC) November 6, 2019
— shahinanwar (@shahinanwar) November 6, 2019
If he doesn’t play I’ll eat my hat! I guarantee he’ll start at Anfield
— Jamie Long (@JamieLongman77) November 6, 2019
Trust me it’s a gimmick. Mind games
— Kenneth Etsula (@ketsulah) November 7, 2019
— RedorDead74 (@ElevenRedMen) November 7, 2019
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Pathetic mind games by pep. Ederson guaranteed starter. Fooling no one.
— Kevin Daywalker (@KevDaywalker20) November 6, 2019