Man City Manager Pep Guardiola Wants A Perfect Game Vs Liverpool

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"The boys knew after the (first) game this is half-time".

Meanwhile, defender Virgil van Dijk has urged Liverpool to attack City despite their lead. We can not forget it's just a simple game and focus on every single minute what we need to do. Of course, we don't have to think about how many goals you have to score. "If they start playing as they have most of the season, keeping the ball and scoring goals, it could be a close game".

"It's true the third goal he has to defend his back, but we are here in the quarter-finals and 13 points in front in the Premier League and Nico is an important reason why".

"The way they [City's players] play all season in every single game". "Obviously, they have so much quality, they are going to win the league and that's not for no reason".

Guardiola has to put out a side that fits the task they face, which is why I am expecting him to go for it with the type of team he sets up, right from the back.

"As a team we are in a great moment". "It's hard, but we have to believe". That's what I think.


However, he had a good game against Manchester City at Anfield and looked confident against the City attackers.

"I'm not interested in these kind of labels, favourites and underdogs", Reds boss Jurgen Klopp told a news conference.

"It is common sense to say if you play in the Champions League [knockout] stage against the winners of the Premier League, that you are not the favourite". That's what we were last week.

"For me, the whole game is about these two legs, so I am not interested in what changed". If we concede one goal we have to score at least five so we must play our football and more than ever we need our fans to be together with us and we will see what happens tomorrow. We are only in the lead.

United did it a bit differently but both Liverpool and Spurs are capable of the kind of intense press and then breaking from high positions that causes City problems - and I am sure the Reds will try to do it again at the Etihad. To win titles we need nights like... to beat Barcelona last season was so special because we know Barcelona is the best team in the world and you create something by beating them.

"We have to think about football: what we have to do, where we have to do it".

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