Guardiola feels having more fixtures is to Liverpool's advantage
Prior to Wednesday night, when Man City unceremoniously exited the Champions League at the hands of Premier League rivals Tottenham, the fact that City had more fixtures was seen as a slight advantage for the Reds.
But since then, a lot has been said about the fact that Liverpool now have to contend with 2 extra games this season (and potentially even 3) in Europe, whilst Man City have just 5 league games to play and an FA Cup final six days after the league season has ended.
City manager Pep Guardiola doesn't feel that the added fixtures are actually a disadvantage to the Reds though, and feels that it could actually be a favourable aspect of our remaining run in.
Asked about any potential advantage for Man City at this stage though (via the Liverpool Echo), the Guardiola said: "No, in these stages in November and December like Liverpool went out in the League Cup (to Chelsea) and FA Cup (to Wolves) early that’s an advantage for rest, not now.
"We didn’t have time to train specific things against Tottenham but that’s because we are in all competitions, it is what it is.
"What Liverpool can do against Cardiff, against Newcastle, I am not involved. These three games in one week against Tottenham, United and Burnley, and with the others, I don't know. I cannot control it."
Man City still have that crucial game in hand, which will be against city rivals Man Utd next Wednesday, but face Spurs for a 3rd time in barely 10 days tomorrow morning before LFC travel to Cardiff on Sunday afternoon.