Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Has Trust in Side as Pressure Mounts

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Has Trust in Side as Pressure Mounts

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ANDY Robertson may not like it but there are valid questions of Liverpool for the first time this season in the Premier League after they dropped points for the second successive game.

The Scottish full-back took exception to a question asking about the pressure of leading following their 1-1 draw with West Ham, suggesting that similar questions had not been asked of City after defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City.

They were of course, but it is also undeniable that there are more eyes on Liverpool's attempt to end 29 years without a title than there are on Pep Guardiola's men winning the league again.

Liverpool remain the only side in the last ten years to have topped the table at Christmas and not gone on to win the league - twice.

Asked about the importance of that winning experience in his squad, Guardiola produced the example of a 3-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side last season as evidence of his complete faith. …

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