Guardiola won't hesitate to play Sterling at Anfield

Mae Harvey
October 8, 2018

"I said that to the referee afterwards as well".

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"The best way is that we should not need the police".

"We stood strong and showed great mental strength", said Stones after the game. Why should our fans have to protect our bus? It makes no sense to moan about it when you are in it but now it is over so I can moan about it. That is what they should do.

Liverpool FC have an impressive record against Manchester City and the Merseyside club haven't lost to the Eastlands outfit since 2003. Now they know it.

"I am really happy with what the boys did. It is about being consistent every three days during 11 months".

The 27-year-old has admitted that City's clash with Liverpool on Sunday will be the Citizens most hard challenge on the road this season.

Jamie Carragher analysed Riyad Mahrez's penalty miss at Anfield on Sunday and highlighted the excellent research that goalkeeping coach John Achterberg put into predicting the way the Algerian would take his pen.

City's tactics were so successful that Liverpool failed to register a single shot on target for the first in the first half of a Premier League game for the first time since November 2017 against Chelsea. "We never got any momentum".

"But we deserve this bit of luck with this performance". In the end, however, the teams finished just as they started, playing to a 0-0 draw to split the points.

Mohamed Salah, who failed to score in a league match at Anfield for only the second time since December 26, then fired over the crossbar at the other end nine minutes later. "They are a top side".

After starting the season with seven straight victories Liverpool have now failed to win in any of their past four matches as the upcoming worldwide break comes at the right time for Jurgen Klopp's men.

The Reds' next game comes against Klopp's closest friend, David Wagner, as they travel to Huddersfield Town on October 20 looking to return to winning ways.

He said: "After the game it felt much more clear they deserved to win than after the analysis".

Luck was once again not on their side as Guardiola's men controlled large spells of the game but simply couldn't fashion chances when they needed to.

But the Egypt worldwide snatched at the chance with the confidence of a player with one goal in his last eight matches. They are incredibly good and incredibly quick, but we controlled the game well - we just didn't create.

'We have to start thinking about the players. We have played City often and they are outstanding. That's how it is. "Sometimes you have to be fearless and we weren't able to do that".

When is "parking the bus" actually a disciplined, well-executed plan to nullify an opposing team's biggest strength in the pursuit of a positive result? We want a reaction.

Klopp has been described as Guardiola's nemesis but the German insisted there is no magic formula to beating City.

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