Man City ready to 'give our lives' to retain title: Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said they are ready to "give their lives" in the final match of the season to retain the Premier League title in front of their supporters.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said they are ready to "give their lives" in the final match of the season to retain the Premier League title in front of their supporters.   -  Reuters

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said they are ready to "give their lives" in the final match of the season to retain the Premier League title in front of their supporters.

City was held to a 2-2 draw at West Ham United in its penultimate game on Sunday, taking it four points clear of Liverpool, who can narrow the gap to one point when it travels to Southampton on Tuesday.

City then hosts Aston Villa and Liverpool hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the campaign.

"Next week our stadium will be sold out, we will give them our lives and they will give theirs, all together," Guardiola said. "To do it is an incredible privilege, after many years.

"To have our chance with our people, to win one game to be champions. I'm looking forward to it."

Guardiola happy as title in City's hands despite West Ham draw  

While City could be crowned champions on Tuesday if Liverpool lose, Guardiola said he was only focused on his own side.

"If they lose or win it depends on us do the most perfect game we possibly can do," Guardiola added.

"Against this Liverpool you cannot win the league four games ago. You have to fight until the end. The big privilege is that it is at home and it is in our hands."

Jack Grealish said City was behind Riyad Mahrez, who missed a late penalty against West Ham.

"We would never ever look to blame anyone," Grealish said. "Riyad is that type of personality and character that will lift his head up and be ready to go again next week."

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