Klopp predicts fiery UEFA Champions League clash against Manchester City
Written by Morenike Adebayo on April 2, 2018
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp insists “there will be fire” when the Merseyside club faces Manchester City in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League showdown. The German said his confidence was hinged on the fact that his team, at their best, are capable of defying the odds to reach the semi-finals.
Manchester City visit Anfield in the first leg of their quarter-final tie, resuming a rivalry which has seen 12 goals scored in the last two meetings between the teams.
Liverpool suffered a 5-0 league defeat at the Etihad Stadium in September after forward Sadio Mane was sent off. But they exacted their revenge with a 4-3 win at Anfield in January, which remains City’s only English Premier League defeat of the season.
In spite of the defeat, Pep Guardiola’s side remains 16 points clear at the top of the standings. Klopp accepts it will be difficult to knock Manchester City out over two legs in Europe.