Man City ace Jesus lifts lid on chat with Fabinho and Firmino before Man Utd vs Liverpool

Man City ace Jesus lifts lid on chat with Fabinho and Firmino before Man Utd vs Liverpool

Manchester City striker Jesus revealed is he excited about watching rivals Liverpool take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 22-year-old was speaking after City had beaten Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The Brazilian had opened the scoring before David Silva added a second to give the Citizens a two goal lead going into the half.

The win for City sees them close the gap to Liverpool in the Premier League to five points, although the Reds do have a game in hand.

After Saturday’s results United have dropped to 14th in the table and are now only one point above the relegation zone.

Jesus had spent time with Roberto Firmino and Fabinho during the international break, as Brazil had drawn two friendlies with Senegal and Nigeria.

And when the striker was asked if he will be watching to see if Liverpool can maintain their undefeated start to the season, Jesus told Sky Sports: “I think so! I think so!

“I talk with Firmino and Fabinho on national team [duty] last week. I said to them both ‘all the best this season.'”

Jesus’ goal against Palace was the 50th for the club and the youngster believes his hard work on the training ground has helped him reach this milestone.

“I’m very happy because last season I had a difficult start to the season, so this season is going to be different for me,” he said.

“I work hard and focus on the goal all the time so that’s why I think I score a lot.

“Always all my life I’m working hard on the pitch, when I go onto the pitch I forget everything outside.

“That helps me a lot, for working and thinking just about the game.”

As the taking three points from Palace, the Brazilian admitted it is going to be tough for City to close the gap on Liverpool this season.

“Today, we know always when we come to play against Palace, it’s always difficult for us,” he added.

“They have good players and play good football.

“This season I think it will be the same [every game] because Liverpool is now eight points in front of us. Well, five now.

“We have to try to win every game.”

Published at Sun, 20 Oct 2019 05:15:00 +0000