Pep Guardiola has banned his Manchester City staff from checking the Liverpool score on Sunday, via mobile phones or any other means.
City play Brighton knowing a win will secure them a second successive Premier League title, while the Reds could sneak ahead of the Citizens if they better their score against Wolves.
With so much riding on their clash at the Amex Stadium, Guardiola has told his staff they can not keep an eye on the Liverpool score, and instead must focus solely on their own performance, a source told The Sun.
“Pep has been very clear. He doesn’t want to know how Liverpool are doing," the source said.
“He respects Liverpool an awful lot but the title is in City’s hands.
On 95 and 94 points respectively, both clubs have been the runaway leaders this season, therefore w
"No, the Champions League won't soften the blow if we finish second — I think it will still hurt massively. We put so much into the Premier League," he told The Daily Mail.
"We have shown we can focus on both competitions, both are massive for us. Nearly every other year — barring last season — we would have won the League but City have also got so many points. It is just an extraordinary season."