Former Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is hoping his Brighton & Hove Albion can do Jurgen Klopp’s side a favor in the Premier League title race by beating Manchester City
The midfielder spent six years at Anfield before moving there Brighton & Hove Albion in July 2020, taking on reigning champions and league leaders Manchester City On Wednesday. With Liverpool hosting old enemies Manchester United 24 hours earlier and with the aim of reaching the top of the tableLallana and co will try to keep City in second place by point deduction pep Guardiola‘s page.
Ahead of Brighton’s trip to the Etihad Stadium, the 33-year-old told dem Sussex Express: “It’s wide open [the title race]. It’s a great year in the Premier League. There are tough teams every week. We are one of them [and have caused] Upsets this year against big teams. Hopefully we can get another one for my old team against City on Wednesday night.”
With Guardiola and company leading Liverpool by just a point, even a draw for Brighton would send shockwaves through the Premier League. The Seagulls travel to Manchester after two superb away results in north London and bat arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on back-to-back weekends to shake up the race Champions League football and ensure their own survival for a fifth season in the top flight.
Despite these shocking results, boss Graham Potter figures his team needs to step it up a notch to upset title chaser City. “I’d say we have to do even better than we did against Spurs. That’s the challenge,” said Potter after Saturday’s dramatic 1-0 win at Spurs.
“It’s very rare that you get the opportunity to play against the best in the sport, so while it’s an incredible challenge, it’s also exciting. We’ll go there and do our best.” Brighton are much fresher going into Wednesday’s clash than City, who both played Atlético Madrid and Liverpool each twice in the last two weeks in a grueling series of games.
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With fatigue possibly playing a role, the Seagulls manager still dismissed the timing of the game and his tribute from City, who hammered his side 4-1 in October. “They had two tough games against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League,” Potter continued.
“You can’t imagine how difficult that is between two Liverpool games. To bounce back from a 0-3 deficit at halftime [in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final loss] and playing the second half the way they played was very, very impressive. You could see their quality in the game at the weekend. You admire them as much when they lose as when they win.”
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