Guardiola reflects on Man City's defeat at PSG
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Jurgen Klopp has changed his mind on what he expects from Manchester City against Liverpool on Sunday after watching Paris Saint-Germain’s win back. Pep Guardiola’s side were beaten 2-0 by a Lionel Messi-inspired PSG performance on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, Klopp’s side were busy firing five past Porto in another dominant display on Portuguese soil.
Following Liverpool’s win over Porto, Klopp caught a glimpse of the result between PSG and City and stated that he fully expects Guardiola’s side to “strike back” at Anfield.
But the Liverpool boss has now had a chance to watch the full highlights from City’s defeat and has made another observation.
He withdrew his prediction that City will be looking to avenge their midweek defeat.
Instead, Klopp noted how impressive City looked against the Ligue 1 outfit and it was only a handful of missed opportunities that saw Guardiola’s team leave empty handed.
“After the game at Porto, I only knew the result and I said they will probably strike back but they don’t have to,” he said.
“I saw now the game obviously and it was a really good football game.
“Man City played a really good game which they lost in two situations – or three or four situations when they didn’t use their chances and PSG could score.
“But when you think about the quality of the PSG team and the way Man City dominated them, it says a lot about the quality.
“We have to play a proper football game I would say to have a chance but it’s Anfield and we are really looking forward to it.”
Liverpool sit top of the table heading into this weekend as the only team left in the Premier League not to be defeated.
But City are among five teams who sit just one point behind Klopp’s side.
The German head coach has never seemingly gone out to draw any match, whoever the opposition.
And he doesn’t appear keen on sending a message out to his players that a draw would be a good result on Sunday.
“A draw would mean we’re still unbeaten,” Klopp added.
“Take it now? It’s early. Let’s play the game and ask me after that.
“So far the start is okay but it’s not that we think we couldn’t have done better. If we win, I’d think it was a ‘proper’ start.”
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