Champions League: Pep Guardiola says Liverpool trio 'almost unstoppable'
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sees Liverpool's three-pronged forward line as "almost unstoppable".
The two sides meet in the Champions League on Wednesday, with Liverpool the only Premier League team to come close to matching City's scoring exploits.
Mohamed Salah has 37 goals this season but Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have added another 38 between them.
"It's not just Salah," said Guardiola. "Mane and Firmino, all three, they are almost unstoppable. They're fantastic."
Liverpool are the only side to have beaten runaway leaders City in the Premier League this season, winning 4-3 at Anfield on 14 January.
Firmino, Mane and Salah scored three goals in nine minutes to give the Reds a 4-1 lead and Guardiola believes his City players must handle the atmosphere better when they return for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
"We lost a bit of control, we were involved in the environment of Anfield," he said.
"The way Liverpool play is so complicated for us. We know that. They are so quick, they are so good and it is tough.
"But it is the quarter-finals of the Champions League so we cannot expect, at that level, that something is going to be easy."
Sorry but you are so wrong. Sterling in the form of his life, de Bruyne the same, Sane, Walker, Delph, Fernandinio all playing better than before, David Silva playing better than ever. Need I go on. Hopefully City will win over 2 legs, but if Liverpool play better and win then so be it. Whoever wins I want to win the final.
Heres to a good couple of games played in the right way.
Just hope they're not spoiled by any refereeing mistakes.
City shade it in defence too. Better keeper, better RB & if fit, Kompany is a supreme CB.
Liverpool’s midfield is light years behind City though. Good, hard working, no guile.
Heart wants Liverpool, head says City.
Obviously, want City to win, would accept defeat if the games are up to the standard they should be.
Then, its of to take the title on Saturday.............
Who could forget the faces on TV from Old Trafford in 2012 after the news of the 94th minute goal came through from the City of Manchester Stadium (which is in Manchester) ...
But City get more from the rest of the team.
Hopefully a great game, would've been happier for them to have met further into the competition like many I think.
Could go either way
Why? He doesn't really mean it - its just some waffle to distract from answering real questions. He knows he has say 10 minutes to spend with the journalists so he mentions so harmless rubbish that'll eat up half of the time.
The useless Brit sports press eat this rubbish up because it saves them having to think of meaningful questions and it basically writes itself and saves them work.
Im hoping Liverpool win.
What would he say if they were drawn against Messi and Suarez ?