Mohamad Salah, Saido Mane And Roberto Firmino Are Almost Unstoppable- Pep Guardiola

Mohamad Salah, Saido Mane And Roberto Firmino Are Almost Unstoppable- Pep Guardiola

Javier Howell
April 3, 2018

"Pep Guardiola has told his Manchester City players that he is willing to make significant changes for next Saturday's Manchester derby, despite the fact that they will be confirmed as Premier League Champions if they beat their rivals at the Etihad Stadium", he said.

Liverpool showed little of the verve they will need to achieve that in defeating Crystal Palace 2-1 on Saturday, a performance Klopp said owed much to the staccato preparation necessitated by the worldwide break, but the Champions League quarter-final first leg promises a different level of intensity and he believes the atmosphere inside Anfield will make for a gripping affair.

Liverpool forwards Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Premier League leading scorer Mohamed Salah all netted in the 4-3 victory in January and Guardiola says his side will have to be at their absolute best to stop them.

"It's not just Salah". "[Sadio] Mané and [Roberto] Firmino, all three, they are nearly unstoppable".

Klopp said: "Did we think before the first game we would lose 5-0? No".

"Liverpool are still the only team that's been capable of beating us in the Premier League".

"We know they are beatable (after the 4-3 victory), definitely, but this is a different game".

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In the UEFA Champions League, the remaining two English teams will face each other in the quarter-finals clash.

"I think it's just a little bit too much to ask for".

The German goalkeeper has started in all eight Champions League games for Liverpool this season, keeping 5 clean sheets while conceding a total of 6 goals.

Oh, how the tables have turned on one Mr. Jose Mourinho, who just last month said something nearly identical about Liverpool, Man United's other bitter rivals. "And that's why you feel in so much control I guess, when you see it on their faces". On Monday we will see and in these situations it is day by day. But if I have the choice to watch a Champions League game, I would watch this one. The atmosphere will definitely help us a lot.

"Of course I want to win against United at home but we have three days before we have Liverpool, after we have three days before United and after we have three days before the second leg so few recovery days".

More likely, though, is that Guardiola is going to have work to do in the second leg and that means some of the key players should be rested against United.