Pep Guardiola running scared of Liverpool's triple threat

Posted April 03, 2018

"But it is the quarter-finals of the Champions League so we can not expect, at that level, that something is going to be easy", he added.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is expecting a hard game against Manchester City, calling the Premier League leaders favourites and saying theirs is a side that has shown more consistency so far this season than his own.

Salah is set to pose the greatest attacking threat to City, having already scored 37 goals in all competitions this season, and Van Dijk believes the Egypt global is nearly unstoppable when at his best.

Jurgen Klopp has labelled Manchester City the favourites to win their two-legged Champions League quarter-final clash with Liverpool, but believes the Blues' 18-point lead over his side in the Premier League will count for nothing in the UCL.

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The former Barcelona coach also revealed that he hopes his team do not become too affected by what is sure to be an incredible atmosphere at Anfield when the two sides face each other on Wednesday.

'Liverpool are still the only team who have been capable of beating us in the Premier League. We know they are beatable, This is a different game, We need to keep our focus and prepare well.

The Champions League tie will see thoughts of the title party put on hold for a few days, but next weekend's derby presents a potential dream scenario for fans. "Everyone needs to be giving 100 per cent and I think we do that".

Gundogan scored a second-half penalty but Dortmund lost 2-1 and that defeat still hurts today.

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Guardiola's side love to play the ball not just out of the back but from their goalkeeper Ederson, whose ability with his feet is unmatched.

"We play against ourselves and say 'that is the target, we have to overcome.' We will be able or not able to overcome that". "It is special but it is not important", Guardiola said.

"On Monday we will see and in these situations, it is day by day".

"Hopefully he can help us".

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"There are ways to stop him but I'm not going to tell you because I don't want our opponents to think about it". It is 180 minutes. "They're just too good".