EPL: Guardiola rates Man City’s Aguero ahead of Salah

Jo Caldwell
October 7, 2018

Walker was on the City bus attacked on it's way to Anfield for last season's Champions League clash.

"They're an aggressive team, they're doing well".

But come Sunday, they can count on the intangibles of Anfield on top of the talent of a bolstered squad and inspirational manager to keep City waiting for a win there and strike first blood in the title race.

"But the crowd was in a lot of moments really unhappy with the Napoli performance".

This time around, the ball is in Guardiola's court in terms of tactics.

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"Now we will have three days together until we play City and make the boys aware of what was wrong".

"He (Salah) is younger and it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the future", said Guardiola, talking ahead of City's visit to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Adam Lallana and Divock Origi are a couple of other players who won't be taking part in the game.

'For the moment, we have the most points of any English team in the Champions League, and it is a big responsibility for us to maintain that in our next group match against the super team, Juventus. We have to start anew.

"My faith in the team is so big". And he wants us to call him Pep.

"I didn't want to lose at Napoli but, if you ask me which is the best preparation mood wise, it's losing a game". The hope is most managers would have one, especially when facing such a dominant and brilliant coach as Guardiola, but few have the bravery to take him on.

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Liverpool got the better of Man City over two legs last season in the Champions League and beat the Citizens at Anfield in the league. Klopp does. Like Guardiola, he is a risk-taker.

"We respect Manchester City for what they've achieved and the quality they have, but it's respect and not fear". We have to go to Anfield and put that to bed.

"That's all we need to know".

Goals seem to be on the agenda when these two meet and while both teams to score looks a good option, I don't see much value in the price at around [1.56] despite thinking it may well occur, I think I would prefer to look elsewhere for a bet. "But that's no problem; if you work hard, you earn it". The Guinean midfielder stayed overnight in a Naples hospital after suffering a back spasm.

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