Manchester City got the first trophy of the season on the board on Sunday, but Liverpool fans have found a reason to be optimistic despite their title rival’s success.
Liverpool clawed themselves back to the top of the league this weekend, drawing 0-0 at Old Trafford in a really poor match.
Manchester United offered very little going forward barring the odd set piece flashed across goal, and Jurgen Klopp’s side were equally incapable of breaking down their opponents.
Meanwhile, their title rivals beat Chelsea on penalties to retain the Carabao Cup, with ex-Red Raheem Sterling scoring the winning spot kick.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for Pep Guardiola’s side though, as both Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho left Sunday’s cup final, and Guardiola confirmed they could have serious problems.
“(They both) felt something, muscular, they will be out for some weeks,” the Spaniard said, as reported by GOAL.com’s Sam Lee.
Laporte has become City’s most trustworthy centre back this season, while Fernandinho’s absence could be an even bigger loss – the Brazilian missed the defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Laporte and Fernandinho out for a while according to Guardiola. Last time Fernandinho was out injured City struggled and went on a poor run.
— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) February 24, 2019
God is kind ???
— Sam Mohamed (@SamMoha84125471) February 24, 2019
Hearing Laporte and Fernandinho went off injured… pic.twitter.com/J3COVN1Irr
— goz (@GoziemO) February 24, 2019
You guys need to remember what hgappened the last time Fernandinho was out. Now Laporte too. Easily their top cb #LFC
— #YNWALorisMo50 (@MattiasArvidss1) February 25, 2019
Happy days ?
— Dar1an (@DarranMcAvoy) February 24, 2019
Fully expect Fernandinho and Laporte to nip to Spain for treatment and be back on Wendesday.
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) February 24, 2019
Could be mind games but would be huge for us
— Shan (@Shannxo) February 24, 2019
“Laporte and Fernandinho felt something muscular, will be out a couple weeks” pic.twitter.com/uVA0O0oj1z
— Sam (@FutbolMane) February 24, 2019