Pep Guardiola sends a message to Liverpool after Man City’s defeat against Paris Saint-Germain
Pep Guardiola sent a message to Liverpool after Manchester City’s defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.
The winning team Ligue 1 lost 2-0 in the French capital in the Champions League thanks to Idrissa Guy’s goal and the first goal from Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi.
Defeat in France leaves City third in Group A after their first two matches in the competition.
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Elsewhere, Liverpool dominate Group B after beating Porto 5-1 at the Dragao Stadium.
The duo of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, a shot from Sadio Mane, ensured the Reds enjoyed a 100% start to the tournament in their first two matches.
The weekend sees Liverpool return to the Premier League matches, as they face City at Anfield.
Liverpool and City finished first and second in the league after the opening six games, and Guardiola outlined his early preparations for the match.
Speaking after the defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, Guardiola explained the unconventional tactics he and his players might use ahead of the weekend’s game.
“Now we will eat well tonight, we will drink a glass of wine, we will recover and prepare for the game on Sunday. [against Liverpool]Guardiola told BT Sport.
He added: “In the end, the last 10 minutes were better, a good performance we did everything we could not score.
“We defend well, they defend deep and of course their counter-attack is always dangerous with the quality they have but we controlled them unfortunately we couldn’t score but that’s football.
“There is nothing I can say more than my biggest compliment to the team.”
Klopp also spoke to BT Sport after Liverpool’s victory over Porto, and played down the idea of momentum as a decisive factor in Sunday’s game against Manchester City.
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“[It] always helps [momentum] “But against City, it doesn’t help at all,” Klopp said.
“We need a lot more than just momentum and we need to play better than we did tonight but it’s clear anyway.
“It will be a different match, I only heard the result now from the PSG game, so City will want to respond.
“We’re home after a few games without our fans, so let’s give it a try.”