Ahead of Sunday’s big match against Liverpool, Pep Guardiola has prepared his Manchester City team.
He said, “It is an important game [vs Liverpool] but like presidential elections in the USA, all the votes must be counted. A lot of points to play for.”
“It’s always nice to play against the strongest teams and last year they [Liverpool] were stronger. They are an exceptional team, they have had the same manager for a long time and it is nice to face him all the time to improve our level.”
“Of course it is important but it is just the seventh game and there are a lot of points to play. We know we have to do a good performance to beat them [Liverpool] – we’ve won and lost in the past. We are going to do our best to beat them.”
“The difference is we have one game more to prepare, and we train as usual. Some ideas are on the table like every game and after we decide what is most comfortable for the players.”
“It was good for all of us, especially not coming here and staying with families, to be out of the training centre is good for the mind. Today they were ready and the day after hopefully too.”
“When you play against teams like Liverpool you always have moments where you have to suffer. We know it, we have to do it and try to use our strength as much a possible. We know each other quite well.”
“I don’t expect a game like 90 minutes we will be there or they will be there. There will be ups and downs, we have to be stable and take our good chances and be clinical. Both teams want to attack, both teams want to try.”