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Brighton Keeper Mat Ryan Wants to Ruin Manchester City’s Party

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You’ve got a friend in me. The Australian keeper wants to shut out City for all the Liverpool’s supporters in his life.

Arsenal FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Three points are a necessity for Liverpool against Wolverhampton on Sunday. Wolves have been good this season but, with all the momentum with Jürgen Klopp’s team and the Anfield crowd roaring them on for the final game of the campaign, it’s a winnable match.

Unfortunately, in order for Liverpool to win the Premier League Manchester City will need to drop points in their match against Brighton & Hove Albion. Cue the hero. Brighton keeper Mat Ryan is all too happy to do his part in stealing City’s thunder at the Amex stadium.

Ryan is clearly a gentleman, offering to aid Liverpool’s charge into first place on behalf of the Liverpool lovers in his life.

“The most surreal thing is having friends and family who are Liverpool supporters and having the opportunity to have such a big influence on history,” said Ryan.

Seven years ago Sergio Aguero so dramatically won the title for Roberto Mancini’s team at QPR with a late goal giving City a 3-2 win. It was exactly what they needed to grab the trophy from Manchester United.

Ryan, whose team sit in the very position that Queen’s Park Rangers sat in on that final day of yesteryear, hopes that he can be there to save that final shot, if need be, along with all the other shots and pull the covers over Pep Guardiola’s hope for more glory.

“I can’t help but think back to Man City a few years ago when they played QPR and they almost caused the biggest upset.

“I keep imagining and hoping in that situation, if it comes up again, to make that big, last-ditch save to affect the result.

“If you can do that, in similar circumstances, that would be a memory I would cherish for the rest of my life.

“I remember the hype around that City and QPR game those years ago and how the whole world was invested in it.

“It’s nice to be part of that. If we can disturb the party, it would be nice.”

Don’t go doing anything like start hoping, but wild things have been happening in football this passed week. Brighton, bright on.