However, having played one match more than their tile rivals, they are now hoping Leicester – on Monday – or Brighton next weekend can do them a favour.
There is also the task of trying to overturn a 3-0 deficit at home to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday, but the Scotland captain insists while there is hope they have a chance.
“The pressure is on both of us (Liverpool and Man City) the whole season but we can sit back knowing we are not playing Monday,” he said.
“We can hope for Leicester to produce something but we don’t expect anything. City have had eight days to prepare, there will be fresh legs and it will be tough for Leicester – but we can always pray.
“Yeah, I’ll watch it. Obviously we have a huge game the next day so I’ll be resting up but if it’s on the telly I’ll watch it and hope, but I’ll not get too involved.
“But, like I said, we’re not expecting anything.”