Klopp wary of City's attack

Esther Moore
April 10, 2018

Manchester City will need the "perfect game" against Liverpool if they are to save their Champions League campaign, according to manager Pep Guardiola.

Last Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at Anfield in the first leg of their quarter-final was easily the most surprising scoreline in English football this season.

He missed the weekend draw against Everton as a result, with the Reds struggling to fashion many chances in the absence of both he and, for most of the game, Roberto Firmino.

City have had so much disappointment over the past few days but they are not out of Europe yet. "He is a fantastic team manager, player manager as well, and everyone is working hard together", van Dijk said. "It's exceptional, it's top, I will be close to them until the end of the season". "We are not here for a few months but for a long period, especially the players". I am so delighted to lose the way we lose against United. When he was asked how he can make City more clinical in terms of closing out games he said they need to continue creating chances. All we are going to do is try. All the conditions have to be ideal to go through.

Their aura of invincibility, so carefully cultivated in the first two-thirds of the season is in danger of being shattered.

Raheem Sterling and Co were pictured driving into City's training base on Tuesday morning despite the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final not kicking off until 7.45pm.

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"You don't need to remind them of a specific game", Klopp said.

No matter what happens on Tuesday, Man City will be crowned champions of the Premier League very soon, as possibly as early as this Sunday. That is the best way to play.

Fernandinho admits they failed to cope with Liverpool in the first leg and says they must not concede if they are to have any chance of going through.

City has no major injury concerns, while Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are likely to be a part of the starting XI.

The match also sees referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz return to the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola suffered three successive semi final defeats with Bayern Munich and went out at the last 16 stage to Monaco with City last season. City have the ability to score early and often and, just like Liverpool, they only know one way to play: attack, attack, attack.

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