Manchester City Can Bring A 'Thunderstorm', Warns Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp

Manchester City Can Bring A 'Thunderstorm', Warns Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp

Javier Howell
April 10, 2018

"(I'm) not sure 100 per cent", said Klopp.

"There's some great teams left but if they play like they did at Anfield on Wednesday there's not many teams who could stop them".

Salah, Liverpool's top scorer with 38 goals to his name this season, had been a fitness doubt after picking up a groin injury in the 3-0 victory over City in the first leg. We are still in the lead but we didn't win so far.

"That is better than I would have expected". That's what I am talking about in terms of not needing examples.

But the last time they led a European match by three goals at half-time was November's group tie against Sevilla when they conceded three in a insane 45 minutes to draw. We need to keep a mindset of winning the game, rather than defending a lead.

Liverpool'S chances of playing in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 10 years have been boosted after its star striker, Mohammed Salah, trained with the rest of the squad at Melwood tonight.

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He is the amusing guy in the dressing room, and he'll be missed a lot on the field. I could feel all 11guys were really motivated to make a play in this series ".

"Maybe, I have an idea what we have to do tomorrow, what the guys are going to do", he said at a pre-match news conference.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, you name it - they could turn up there, have a bad day and get pumped 3-0. "I don't want to lose and we are sad for the fans, but the way we played, even after 3-2, the way we play was outstanding". Despite the clear advantage, and having denied the highest-scoring team in the Premier League a single shot on target at Anfield, Klopp maintains there is no added pressure on his players.

City lost control - can they get it back?

Head coach Jurgen Klopp opted to rest Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino during the Goodison Park meeting in preparation for this game against City. City were eliminated last season in the last 16 by Monaco and it would be a disappointment for them to fail to make the last four after such a dominant season domestically. That was without Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus on the pitch.

Their capitulation in the second half - when they conceded three goals in 16 minutes - was down to a combination of things, but it still throws into doubt whether it will happen against the Reds, and also against Tottenham at Wembley next weekend.