Pep Guardiola is believed to be furious at the Premier League for their decision to schedule City’s game with Cardiff just days before their FA Cup semi-final.
The Mirror report that the City boss has lambasted the decision, believing that Liverpool may have been given a clear advantage in the title race, which looks set to go down to the wire this season.
The Premier League have been forced to reschedule City’s fixtures after they made the final four in the FA Cup, with the game against Cardiff originally due to be played over the weekend of 6 April.
With City still on the hunt for four trophies, their April period is now looking rather challenging, something that could prove to be crucial in deciding where the Premier League title ends up once all is said and done.
Over a seven-day period, City will have to face Cardiff in the Premier League, Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final and Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-finals.
Key fixtures that could define the title race
Liverpool vs Tottenham
Liverpool welcome Spurs to Anfield after the international break. When the two sides last met at Anfield, Harry Kane’s late penalty secured a point for Tottenham in a 2-2 thriller.
Southampton vs Liverpool
Liverpool travel to Southampton on a Friday night and will come up against a team who will likely be fighting for their lives at the top of the table. Every point will count for the Saints.
Liverpool vs Chelsea
Liverpool fans won’t need reminding of what happened the last time Chelsea visited Anfield when the club were in a title race. Klopp will be hoping for a different outcome this time around.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
Selhurst Park is never an easy place to go and Manchester City will be well aware of this. Both clubs have slipped up there in the past.
Manchester City vs Tottenham
These two are going to become very familiar with one another before the end of the season, with games in the league and Europe to come.