Manchester City midfielder Rodri has today become the latest Citizens star to salute Liverpool’s brilliance this season, labelling the Merseyiders ‘amazing’.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have enjoyed a historic domestic campaign to date.
As things stand, the Reds sit a staggering 25 points clear of 2nd-placed Manchester City atop the English top-flight.
This comes with Liverpool having dropped points in just 2 of their 29 league fixtures this season.
The Merseyside giants’ relentless charge towards the club’s first league title in 30 years, however, was of course halted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Before football across Europe was brought to a standstill, Liverpool required just 2 more wins to ensure Premier League glory.
‘The only thing you can do is clap’
Amid the football hiatus across the UK, meanwhile, a number of Premier League players have spoken out over just how special Liverpool’s campaign has been.
Two such players come in the form of Manchester City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva.
After Gundogan revealed that he would have no issue with Klopp’s men being handed the title, even if the English top-flight’s remaining fixtures are not played out, fellow Sky Blues star Silva followed up by assuring that Liverpool ‘definitely’ deserve their long-awaited crown.
This of course comes despite the fact that the Reds are set to replace City as Premier League champions.
And, as outlined above, a 3rd member of Pep Guardiola’s squad has today moved to lavish praise on Liverpool.
The individual on this occasion is Rodri.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News, Spanish international Rodri conceded that the Anfield powerhouse have simply been on another level to this point in the season, and that little else can be done but stand back and applaud:
‘Sometimes football is like this. Liverpool have been amazing this season in the Premier League. They have focused their entire mentality on the Premier League only and in these situations the only thing you can do is clap.’
Rodri was also keen, though, to extinguish suggestions that Manchester City’s campaign thus far has proven a failure:
‘We’ve had many problems this year. We have had lots of injuries and important players out but it’s not been a bad season for us – we’re second.’
‘OK, it’s not where we want to be but sometimes it’s like this and we have to keep going. I think we are proud of the season we’ve done.’
‘We already have two titles (Community Shield and Carabao Cup) and we have a chance to get another two including the Champions League.’