"Whether they can keep Liverpool out at the other end is another matter, but the basis for any argument City will go out is that Liverpool will score an away goal - not that Guardiola's side won't get at least three".
First, Liverpool stormed to a 3-0 win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Anfield last Wednesday before City surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Manchester United in Saturday's derby, passing up the chance to be confirmed as Premier League champions at home to their bitter rivals in the process. "Concede few chances. Defend well with our goalkeeper making saves", Guardiola said.
Both games saw the normally dominant City exposed and concede three goals in periods of less than 20 minutes. "The result is tough but we have 90 minutes and in football anything can happen".More news: Trump stands in Tweet from embattled EPA Pruitt
But the last time they led a European match by three goals at half-time was November's group tie against Sevilla when they conceded three in a insane 45 minutes to draw. That's why we are here and not thinking about who is now favourite or whatever.
We are all set for an exciting game at the Etihad and the game will be featuring many star players who are capable of deciding the outcome of the game on their own. "We did it many times, in a short time we can create chances and after you have to be clinical. But maybe we will improve for the future on that, to realise that sometimes it's not enough what you've done to win the games", said Guardiola, as quoted by the Mirror. It's better than I could have expected, but we all know and you all know that there is still a lot of work to do.
"What this club has done in the last 10 years in terms of creating wonderful facilities with a lot of investment, sooner or later it is going to happen".More news: Rory McIlroy right in Masters chase ahead of final round
There will be a mountain for Manchester City to climb up against Liverpool during the exclusive English standoff, and the second between the two teams in the history of the Champions League, if he wants to cross into the golden box of the competition scoring 4 goals.
"In the last game with the national team he had a concussion and he could not play in Everton, he was seven days without a training session, and before United he felt something in his adductor". Despite the clear advantage, and having denied the highest-scoring team in the Premier League a single shot on target at Anfield, Klopp maintains there is no added pressure on his players. It is top. My team is exceptional.
City's hopes of getting the goals needed will be boosted if Sergio Aguero is declared fit to start.More news: YouTube shooting: the suspect's final days