Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Not Interested In Favourites Tag vs Manchester City
Apr 10 2018
And the chances we are going to receive - our keeper needs to save them.
The German manager though believes that the job is far from over given the fact that Liverpool will be playing at the home of the team that are so close to winning the Premier League title.
The Reds travel to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night with one foot in the semi-finals following their 3-0 success at Anfield last week, and the Dutchman has admitted he thinks his side will strive for a second win rather than trying to shut City out. "Beating Barca (last season) was so special because we know they're the best team in the world but it will happen sooner or later". I've dropped a lot of Champions League games in the space of 10 or 15 minutes.
"It's really pretty rare that Sane had pretty much nothing for finishing, making goals, stuff like that", said Klopp afterwards. "We'll see the momentum, try to keep it longer and then we'll see", he added. We don't need to talk about motivation.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Jurgen Klopp's side to progress to the Champions League semi-finals.
Klopp's men were also thrashed 4-1 by Tottenham and involved in thrilling 3-3 draws at Arsenal and Sevilla as they were routinely torn apart on their toughest travels before Van Dijk's arrival.
"(I'm) not sure 100 per cent", said Klopp. "I knew that from day one that it was the right decision to come here". I like to watch my team, the way we play this season and the way we played in the first half against United.
City lost control - can they get it back?
That said, the tie would nearly be in the balance had City scored at Anfield, but I can't see them keeping a clean sheet against the Reds who have so much pace and power on the break.
"The first 20 minutes are going to be so important in deciding the outcome and if City get an early goal, their confidence will soar and I think they will go on and get the other two".
Liverpool will be hoping that forward Mohamed Saleh, who has a groin injury, will be fit to play. The high pressure, the intensity in the game was unbelievable, they nearly did it for 90 minutes.
Going on the attack is the only way both teams know how to play, which is why they are so good to watch.