- English professional football manager Roy Hodgson believes Liverpool will slip up in the title race
The Crystal Palace manager was directing his message to Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola
- Guardiola and his men are four points behind Liverpool on the Premier League standings after their defeat against Palace
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has told Manchester City gaffer not to be disturbed by the defeat his team suffered against his wards in the Premier League.
The English football manager steered his team to a 3-2 win over Manchester City at the Etihad stadium on Saturday, December 22.
Manchester City's home defeat against Crystal Palace extended Liverpool's point at the top of the standings to four points, but Hodgson believes the Reds will slip up in the title race.
"I don't think Pep Guardiola will be too concerned about a four-point gap with 20 games left to play.
"One of those is going to be against Liverpool, but even without that game the chances are that Liverpool will go somewhere and something like this will happen.
"Someone will beat them against the odds, there is a long way to go yet and there will be an upset somewhere along the line.
"I am sure the only disappointment for Pep will be having so much of the ball and being able to buzz around our final third as much as they were able to do without creating as many chances as they would have liked.
"But I would like to think he will give Crystal Palace a bit of credit for that.
"His side were able to ask a lot of questions but we managed to come up with the answers,'' the 71-year-old Englishman explained according to UK Sun.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists he will not blame his players after they suffered their first home defeat in the hands of Crystal Palace on Saturday, December 22.
Ilkay Gundogan handed the defending champions the lead at the Etihad but Palace scored twice through Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend’s world class volley to go into the break on a 2-1 lead.
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