Man United vs Liverpool clash now a match of real significance after Man City’s win over Palace
Jurgen Klopp’s men can crown Manchester City champions with a win over the Red Devils – Pep Guardiola’s men are currently 13 points ahead of United, with just four more games in the season to go.
Being THE team to end their arch rival’s title hopes might come as scant consolation for Liverpool, who will end the season empty-handed, but it is the sort of petty victory that their fans absolutely enjoy.
WATCH: Klopp labels Manchester United clash as must-win
Of course, United fans would feel the same if the shoe were on the other foot – the whole United-Liverpool rivalry is all about bragging rights, as well as inflicting the most pain and embarrassment on the other, after all.
But this evening’s clash would not have had any significance if Man City had failed to do their part and not gotten a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last night.
The Citizens scored twice in quick succession in the second half through evergreen striker Sergio Aguero...
...and winger Ferran Torres.
More importantly, Man City's three points perfectly set up this evening’s tasty clash between United and Liverpool.
And, just like how United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confessed his feelings for Edinson Cavani after the Uruguayan’s heroics in the Europa League, Guardiola could not wait to express his love for the outgoing Argentinian striker.
WATCH: Guardiola talks about Aguero legacy
Reflecting on Aguero’s stunning strike, Guardiola said: “What a goal. What an action. What a player. What a man…we will enjoy the last games with him. He showed with the goal what he is. I am in love with him as a person.
“He is an incredible guy. We haven't been able to use him many times, but maybe we got him back at the right time. He knows he has a special quality.”