Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

More worries for Man City: Salah is fit for CL clash

More worries for Man City: Salah is fit for CL clash

"I saw the game of City v United at the weekend".

"He is the complete manager".

"Obviously that (interaction with crowd) stays more in people's minds because that is what you see, but he is much more than that". "It is rather yes than no but we have to see". He has shown already that he is an outstanding manager.

Pep Guardiola has challenged his Manchester City side to play "the flawless game" to defeat Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. At the end we can not forget that it is a simple game [of football] and focus on every single minute.

That puts the focus firmly on their defensive structure at the Etihad, but Van Dijk insists that is all part of the overall strategy. Then we can apply our type of game.


"Then we have to wait for the reaction tomorrow and we will make a decision". Hopefully we can do it, maybe it will be next season, but sooner or later that's going to happen in the club.

"Now's the time for experienced players to take over and take charge. But if we're not clinical we have to think, next one, next one, next one". We win together and we lose together.

"We were close to draw the game".

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

The Anfield faithful still celebrate one of the great football comebacks - the night they won the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul on penalties against AC Milan after trailing 3-0 to the Italians at half-time.


SUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million - just by correctly picking the results of six games. "It's complicated, but you need nights that make you understand it", he said. Score early!' Well, I can but I am not sure that it really helps.

Aldridge believes Klopp will retain his three-man attacking formation, even if Salah fails to shake off his injury in time to start at the Etihad Stadium as he suggests Solanke or Ings may be called into action against City.

"I am happy I am a Liverpool player and that's about it".

The first of this season's Champions League semi-finalists will be decided on Tuesday with Liverpool and tournament favourites Barcelona in good shape ahead of their second legs. That is clear and I am enjoying every bit of it.

Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of star Mo Salah, whilst Andy Robertson is hoping to be fit after missing the Merseyside derby.


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