Wounded City ready to fight Liverpool, insists Kompany

03 January, 2019, 00:29 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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"Obviously [it boosted us]", the 27-year-old told Standard Sport when asked about Tottenham's result on Saturday.

The reigning champions, who have a league-high 54 goals this season, will go for more and stick to their guns against equally-potent Liverpool. There was nothing between them in the standings - they were tied on points after seven games - and plenty of respect was shown on both sides.

Incredibly, in Serie A, a Cristiano Ronaldo-led Juventus would push Jurgen Klopp's marauding Liverpool into second - after 19 games - by a single point. "They will be ready and we have to make sure we are ready, that's all".

"At the moment Liverpool are the best team in Europe for the way they play and control the details in their game". It sounds like we go there and we are more likely to win the game than they [are].

Jürgen Klopp has said Manchester City remain the best team in the world despite the recent slump that has left them trailing Liverpool by seven points before Thursday's game at the Etihad Stadium.

"They punish mistakes in the opponent's build-up-play like hardly any other team in the world does". "We're in a good position just now but it's about continuing that and trying to build on every game that we play". Whether it's Zinchenko, Danilo or Laporte there, Klopp will be confident Salah possesses the speed and intelligence to cause serious problems, and while he's impressed upfront this season, it makes sense for him to revert to the right flank here.

Guardiola said: "I can not figure out that what happened in the past is going to happen in the future".

"Last season we beat them at home, we lost there in the Premier League and Champions League".

"Of course if we win we will have more confidence, we will be happier than if we lose".

The former England striker wrote in his Daily Mirror column: "Even if Liverpool were to beat Manchester City 5-0 at the Etihad".

"He trained today. Tomorrow we need to have another check in the morning, but he's much better", said Guardiola in his pre-match news conference.

Although City have goalscorers all over the pitch, they will be seriously weakened if van Dijk can stifle Aguero for 90 minutes, as he is also a very important player in other aspects of City's attacking play. "We are going to live with that situation".

Without further ado, let us take a look at three teams who have the potential to defeat Liverpool and break their unbeaten run in the current season.


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