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Manchester City news: Star winger opens up on the title race and his comparison with Manchester United great 

Rishi Kataria
777   //    29 Jan 2019, 22:26 IST

Huddersfield Town v Manchester City - Premier League
Huddersfield Town v Manchester City - Premier League

What's the story?

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has lifted the lid on the ever-buzzing Premier League title race this season, claiming that the fact that Liverpool have a spring in their step is motivating the Cityzens every week to go out there and perform better. The German also responded to his comparisons with Manchester United and Wales legend Ryan Giggs.

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Despite having been beaten for the first time this season, by Manchester City, Liverpool are clear at the top by a margin of four points. With eight goals and 11 assists, Sane has been highly influential for his side and of late, has drawn comparisons with the great Ryan Giggs.

The heart of the matter

The forward lauded Liverpool's exploits this season, saying:

"Liverpool have a lot of players with a lot of experience. Even last season, they reached the Champions League final, so they know how to do it."

He however, mentioned that his side are motivated by the competition, and not back fired.

 "I think it’s kind of more enjoyable because it motivates you to say we want to be first, we can put pressure on them and it makes you want to work harder," he continued. We all know what we did last season, we’re still doing it this season and we all know exactly what we have to do and that’s the important thing.

Sane opened up about his comparison with Giggs, adding:

"Comparing him [Giggs] to me, I can’t do it at all, If you see the kind of player he was, he’s a legend for Manchester United and the Premier League. Obviously I’m pleased that people do it, because it means I’m doing some things well and I’m really happy about it."

What's next?

Manchester City will look to continue their impressive form when they face Newcastle United and aim to close the gap between themselves and Liverpool in their bid to retain the coveted Premier League trophy.