Manchester City will meet Liverpool in their second leg match this Tuesday. Guardiola’s side will need a perfect game to overturn their 0-3 defeat in the first leg against Klopp’s side.
However, even after the terrific defeat, the Spaniard believes that his players still have the extraordinary skills to win the game. They will stay optimistic about the game and try to create some chances while eliminating as many chances as possible for their opponent to score a goal.
He also believes that anything can happen within 90 minutes. All they need to do is try and deliver their best performances. Chances will come and when they come, they will be ready to score goals.
When the media asked about whether their last two defeat has been affecting his players, he said that he doesn’t know about that. However, he knows it so well that if they can’t cope with this psychological problem, there is no way they can play the game with confidence. Losing is not something uncommon in football, but they have to bear it. This is how football works. It is a world of challenge.
Waiting on Salah
Jurgen Klopp said that their last victory from City proved that even the best candidate for the title are still human beings. Nevertheless, he also said that in order to beat them once again, they have to play their best.
According to him, their upcoming game is not about picking the favourite. Even though they won the first game, the second leg is not going to be easy either.
City once thumped the Reds 5-0 on 9 September at Etihad Stadium during their Premier League match. Referencing this game, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp could only say that City quality was clear.
As probably the world’s best manager, Pep Guardiola will not be easy to deal with. He will present another outstanding football match. The game will be tough, but Klopp believes that there is no such thing as a perfect football. There will be gaps and chances to break through their defence line. That will be their chance to beat City once again.
One of Liverpool’s key player, Mohamed Salah is expected to miss the game due to fitness reason. Asked about Salah, Klopp said that even though he is not sure whether or not Salah will join his force, he said that he is still considering the option. Having him on the field would be a great advantage to Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola and His Extraordinary Team
After winning the Carabao Cup this season, City is on the right path to win the prestigious Premier League. With only 6 games remaining, they are the one closest to the league title.
Guardiola once said that they have everything they need to win the game, from motivation and playing style. He has built an extraordinary team, second to no one. Even though they lost several games in the past, it will never alter their path.