Van Dijk: Liverpool will attack Manchester City in UCL second leg

Van Dijk: Liverpool will attack Manchester City in UCL second leg

Pep Guardiola has urged his Manchester City players to go out and play the "perfect" game against Liverpool as they look to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg and reach the UEFA Champions League semifinal.

By contrast, Robertson was a £10 million pick-up from Hull City, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, whilst Alexander-Arnold has been at the club since the age of six.

He missed the weekend draw against Everton as a result, with the Reds struggling to fashion many chances in the absence of both he and, for most of the game, Roberto Firmino.

He told a pre-match news conference: "Of course, to go through you have to make nearly the flawless game, create a lot of chances, be clinical, and the chances we're going to receive, defend well and the keeper save it".

"We can not forget it is a simple game - just focus on every single minute. The momentum when we are in the Champions League, we have to try to make it last longer".

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. "If we concede, don't give up - it's more than 90 minutes. And if we are not clinical then move on to the next one", he said.




Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Aymeric Laporte were among the big names also looking focused as they arrived at City's training base. "But maybe we will improve for the future on that, to realise that sometimes it's not enough what you've done to win the games", said Guardiola, as quoted by the Mirror.

"We are sad and annoyed, of course, because we have had two tough defeats in the two most important games of the season", he told reporters.

City triumphed 5-0 last time they met at the Etihad Stadium in September but the Reds won 4-3 in their second Premier League meeting at Anfield in January.

"We know what we are going to face, we know their strengths and weaknesses. 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". We can make it hard for any team in the world.

He said: "We are not going to sit back". "Why not believe until the end and hope we can achieve something unprecedented?"said Di Francesco".

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