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Dalglish has pop at Guardiola and gloating Man City players

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has had a pop at gloating Manchester City players after the Blues returned to the Premier League summit this week.

Dalglish has told Pep Guardiola that he's wasting his time with title race mind games. Earlier this week the City boss claimed that he would rather be in the Reds' position.

“They call it a run in because there is only a few left but don't forget what has gone before," Dalglish said.

“You get the usual stuff coming towards the end of the season like the psychological warfare. If you support a team you see it one way and the opposition team try to throw a spanner in there. At the end of the day, they can try all the psychology they want.

“It's only what happens on the pitch that is going to count eventually. We are where we are because of what we did together on the pitch and in the stadium.

“I saw one yesterday, it was a Man City boy saying how they're stronger. Well, it's not a weightlifting contest is it? It's about what happens on the pitch.

“For us, we've done most things right this year and if we continue to do most things right we will be very happy. What is it? 13 games to go. Just enjoy them. Just take one at a time. The next one is the most important one.

“If you want to benefit from the opposition's demise then you need to do what you do well. They just need to do what they've done well all season.

“As it stands at the moment, they are top of the league on goal difference and we have got a game in hand. Pep said he would rather be in our position and you say there's no psychology going on!

“Don't listen to them, they aren't in our position, we're in our position. Our destiny lies in our hands."

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