Guardiola ‘bans Man City staff from checking Liverpool score on final day’

Manchester City travel to Brighton on Sunday, and if they win, they will be crowned Premier League champions for the second year in a row.

Most City fans will also be keeping an eye on the Liverpool score. It’s out of their hands, but if City slip up then Liverpool can snatch the title from them.

However, the Manchester City staff will not be allowed to keep tabs on their rivals, under orders from manager Pep Guardiola.

According to The Sun, a source close to City said: ‘Pep has been very clear. He doesn’t want to know how Liverpool are doing.

‘He just wants everyone to concentrate on their own performance and win the game in front of them. He has been very strict and said, “We will not speak of them”.

‘He respects Liverpool an awful lot but the title is in City’s hands.

‘If everyone does their job, then the Liverpool result is immaterial. He’s very focused and expects the same from all of his players and staff.

‘There will be no checking of mobile phones to find out the score.’

Liverpool host Wolves at Anfield, the site of their historic Champions League comeback against Barcelona in midweek.

Liverpool will be playing in the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1, while Manchester City will be playing in the FA Cup final against Watford next Saturday.

But all eyes will be on Sunday’s Premier League fixtures as we find out who will come out on top in this incredible title race.