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  • David Tyrer

Guardiola: Being in the Champions League only helps Liverpool

As Man City arrive at Turf Moor on Sunday to take on Burnley, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Liverpool were actually Burnley's opponents, as Guardiola was at it again with the old mind games.

Speaking ahead of his team's trip to Lancashire on Sunday, he discussed whether or not being in the Champions League would be to his team's advantage. He said: "When that happens in November, December, January, February that helps a lot.

"That happened for Liverpool. In that period it was better for Liverpool than us.

"But to be involved in the Champions League semi-finals – you are not tired. You do not feel any pain. That is a better position to be in, to be in the semi-finals.

"The toughest months in this competition are December, January, February when they had two weeks in training camps and we had to be here playing every three days. That is a big advantage for the opponent."

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