Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he plans to attack when his team faces Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Ahead of the biggest game of the season, Pellegrini has insisted that he will not risk his team’s title chances by playing for a draw at Anfield.
Although City currently sit 4 points off Liverpool and the top of the Barclays Premier League, they have 2 games in hand over Liverpool and Pellegrini said “Maybe I am wrong but I always think in the same as a manger – if you play to draw, you will lose,” he said.
“So we are going to play to win. Of course, after the game, if we couldn’t win the game and we draw it’s a good result, but we are not going to play against Liverpool thinking we must draw.
“We don’t know to play in that way. “
Both teams have played a free flowing and creative style of football with Liverpool hitting the target 90 times and City racking up 84 goals and Pellegrini has nothing but praise for the way Brendan Rodgers has his team playing.
“I am very happy for football,” the Chilean coach added. “For attractive football, creative football.
“That’s why I think Liverpool have a lot of merits in the year they are having so far, because they are an attractive team and they always score.
“Maybe I also am wrong, but I prefer important teams, big teams, than those that just want to win 1-0 and give all the possession of the ball to the other team, score one goal and always defend during 90 minutes.”
Sunday’s fixture will no doubt have a huge part in deciding where this season’s Barclays Premier League title ends and it is almost impossible to pick a winner.
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