Liverpool are Man City’s bogey team, says Kyle Walker

Liverpool are Man City’s bogey team, says Kyle Walker

Javier Howell
August 9, 2018

"They are an exquisite team now".

The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has revealed that the nation looked into the possibility of appointing Manchester City's Pep Guardiola as their new head coach.

But long-serving skipper Kompany insists it will be different this time under Pep Guardiola as City - who kick off their season at Arsenal on Sunday - bid to become the first club to win back-to-back titles since neighbours Manchester United in 2009.

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"I have faith in Arsenal finishing fourth because I think their attacking players will cause all the other teams problems", he said. Many are tipping Liverpool to be their closest challengers this season, after a a £123.6m spending spree this summer.

"If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".

"The players from past year are responsible for the excitement, and then we brought in a few new players as an icing on the cake", said Klopp on the club's promising pre-season tour in the States.

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The Red Devils raise the curtain on the campaign at home to Leicester on Friday night hoping to put a troubled pre-season dominated by manager Jose Mourinho's outbursts behind them.

Liverpool's business in the transfer window sees them enter the new campaign as the team most likely to challenge Man City.

"It's not just that we have to be more consistent, we have to create circumstances where we can be more consistent", he added.

They get the ball forward quickly, it'll work for the first five to six games, and they need to get off to a flyer, but it could catch up with them after that.

Kompany says City's impressive win over Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday underlined the squad's hunger. Regardless, as Real Madrid are prepared to send Mateo Kovacic on loan to Chelsea, in order to secure a £35m transfer for Courtois, the move seems set to go through, though there remains some haggling over the transfer fee.

"This is a big week for the club ahead of the visit of Spurs on the opening weekend, but I feel the Magpies can maintain their place in the top half of the division with the Toon Army having their part to play".