Pep Guardiola wants everyone fully focused in the Manchester City camp on the final day of the season on Sunday, as City know a victory at Brighton (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) will win them the Premier League title.
However, if they fail to win and Liverpool beat Wolves at Anfield, City will finish second.
With that in mind, a report from the Sun states that Guardiola has banned all of Man City’s staff from checking the Liverpool v. Wolves score during their game at Brighton on Sunday.
Guardiola’s logic is simple: if Man City win, they will win the title. So Liverpool’s result doesn’t matter. There is no need to focus on it.
That is a great, and correct, mindset to have heading into the final day. But what if Man City are drawing at Brighton late on and Liverpool are drawing against Wolves?
Surely then it would be wise for Man City to know the score and to not take risks in the final moments of the game, as a draw would be enough to seal the title.
It will be intriguing to see what happens if with 20 minutes to go Man City aren’t winning at Brighton. Surely then Pep will ask his staff what the Liverpool score will be. Have your cell phones at the ready, Mikel Arteta and Co.