Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wary of Manchester City 'thunderstorm'


"It's important for City not to concede, because they will have to score five then".

Salah has 38 goals in all competitions in his first season at Liverpool.

"You don't need to remind them of a specific game", Klopp said.

That loss on Merseyside was followed by a surprising Manchester derby capitulation, with the Premier League leaders surrendering a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to United on Saturday, but Guardiola continues to back his players.

With Joel Matip injured, Dejan Lovren will partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool defence and the Croatian global needs to replicate his Anfield form in order to stop City from getting on the score sheet.

"I would rather yes (he plays) than no, but we have to see and wait for the reaction".

"He is the complete manager".

"But we still need to show it, be ready for a fight, ready for a big game".

Real Madrid, Barcelona, you name it - they could turn up there, have a bad day and get pumped 3-0.

All those early-season collapses on the road also came prior to Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold establishing themselves as Klopp's first-choice full-backs. So they know they're capable of scoring goals against the Jurgen Klopp's attack-minded team.

"That shows the magnitude of the task facing Manchester City", Owen told BetVictor.

City spent over £130m on full-backs alone last summer in buying Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo.

The Reds started their European campaign this season at the play-off phase, having secured a fourth-place finish in the Premier League during the 2016-17 campaign.

Van Dijk, the club's £75million record signing and world's most expensive defender, will be a key man in their defensive organisation.

Alexander-Arnold was constantly targeted by City up against the pace and trickery of £37m German global Leroy Sane.

When I say that, I mean it felt like every single thing that could have gone against City did - without taking anything away from United. "It was outstandingly good, to be honest".

It would not surprise me to see John Stones and Aymeric Laporte together at centre-half to bring the ball out, and Fabian Delph at left-back and Kyle Walker on the right both getting forward too.