Manuel Pellegrini is urging his team to keep focus and avoid slipping up like title contenders Liverpool ahead of his team’s match against Aston Villa tonight, Daily Star reports.

Manchester City only need four points from their last two games to be crown champions of England once more but any slip up could prove to be costly.

Like Liverpool, who gave away a 3-0 lead to end the game with only a point at 3-3, might have been dealt the final blow in hopes of lifting the trophy this season.

The Sky Blues of Manchester host Aston Villa and then West Ham United at the weekend in what could be yet another exciting end to the campaign.

However, Pellegrini isn’t celebrating just yet as he mentioned in the press conference regarding the fact that anything can happen in football.

The Chilean manager said: “Aston Villa is the team we have to play against now. I was working and didn’t watch the Liverpool game.

“But we don’t depend on the result of Liverpool. I was working on Aston Villa.

“I knew of the result after the game was finished because other people were saying what had happened.

“It’s always a good lesson for everybody. Nobody knows what can happen in football, that’s why it’s the most popular sport in the world.

“Maybe Liverpool had a sense of trust. They were winning 3-0 but, in three balls, the score changed.

“It’s not only a lesson for the moment, in football, it’s always the same.”

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