WE KEN WIN WITHOUT SUAREZ
Tonight – 7.45pm WIGAN v LIVERPOOL Tonight – Sky Sports 1, 8pm
are some players that have a good chance to go and play, not in the Premier League but in the Championship, but don’t, for players it’s important to play football.
“I don’t know why you would stay at a club where you know you can’t play.
“When we are young and start to play football, we don’t play for the money, we play because we like football.
“Wayne had two or three chances in the summer, including playing for Celtic, which is an important team.”
Mancini is confident that Edin Dzeko will overcome a knock to feature tonight as City look to be top at Christmas for the first time since 1929.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis KENNY DALGLISH has warned Wigan that Liverpool have threats all over the pitch – not just up front.
Latics boss Roberto Martinez admitted his preparations for Liverpool’s visit had been up in the air because of Luis Suarez’s FA hearing.
Martinez said it was “impossible” to predict whether Suarez would play at the DW Stadium as a verdict was due after the striker was charged with making racial remarks.
But Dalglish said: “I don’t think Luis Suarez is the only player he has to worry about because there are a few others.”
Meanwhile, Martinez inists Wigan can cause another surprise in their “month of death” – and damage Liverpool’s top-four chances.
Martinez always knew December was going to be tough when the fixture threw up a triple headache against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.
But having earned a superb 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Saturday, Martinez is confident his Wigan troops can carry on the run.
After Liverpool at home they face United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
Martinez said: “I said at the start of the season this was going to be a month of death.
“When you look at our games, you can see the fixture computer is not a Wigan fan.
“It wanted us to have a very difficult Christmas period.
“It’s going to be a hard challenge against Liverpool and even harder away at Manchester United.”
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