Pep Guardiola: What I really think of Liverpool FC under Jurgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola: What I really think of Liverpool FC under Jurgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola: What I really think of Liverpool FC under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have drawn most of the plaudits for their start to the campaign but go into the match on a three-match winless run, with defeat and then a draw against Chelsea in cup and league before the 1-0 Champions League loss in Naples.

Neville's colleague at Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher, says that Liverpool can not afford to lose to City if they want to mount a serious title challenge.

"I don't play against Jurgen".

Liverpool added £66million goalkeeper Alisson in the summer and are expected to mount a strong title challenge, with Sunday's visit of champions City viewed as an acid test of their credentials. It's not that you go out of a game like this thinking now we have the solution to deal with Manchester City.

Liverpool inflicted one of only two defeats suffered by City in their otherwise relentless march to the title last term and they also beat them twice in the Champions League quarter-finals. "But that depends on the Liverpool people, not on Manchester City". They were better than us, in my opinion.

Aguero and van Dijk are key to both City and Liverpool's hopes on Sunday and they have each started their respective season in fine form, with the Argentina global already with eight goal scoring contributions to his name and the Dutch defender with four clean sheets.

Each meeting between the two club's in recent years has seen Firmino act as a personal body guard for Fernandinho, effectively meaning his national compatriot has been unable to receive the ball without the Liverpool forward's say-so. "Didn't look too serious, so there's a chance but we don't know".

"At home we made very good game as well".

Almost half of all City's defeats last season came against Klopp's team, including both legs of their Champions League quarter-final, while a 4-3 loss at Anfield ended their hopes of going a whole Premier League season unbeaten. "Michael Stich was an outstanding tennis player, maybe better than Boris Becker, but he was not Boris Becker". Looking back on last season, they were our bogey team.

"We respect Manchester City for what they've achieved and the quality they have, but it's respect and not fear".

"I think the attitude of fronting up collectively, always accepting it's the entire team and never individuals, is why every time we have had setbacks previously we've responded in the best way possible".

"There is no real way, no one thing that you have to do".

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