By Phil McNulty Chief football writer 5 Apr From the section European Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43649090 Read more about sharing. Pep Guardiola hinted at what was to come at a thunderous Anfield when he admitted Manchester City were the "perfect" opponents for Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.It was not an attempt at reverse psychology by Guardiola but an acknowledgement that if one team's style is built to destroy City's smooth rhythms and potency it is Liverpool's high-octane approach under Jurgen Klopp.And so it proved as all Guardiola's fears were realised and lightning struck twice for the Premier League champions elect in the first leg.The only defeat on their relentless march to the title, a 4-3 loss at Anfield in January, was followed by an even more … [Read more...] about Liverpool v Man City: ‘Pep Guardiola’s fears are realised at thunderous Anfield’
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Liverpool crushed Manchester City 3-0 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the all-English clash at Anfield: Salah out-shines De Bruyne Billed as a showdown between Player of the Year contenders Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne, there was no doubt who underlined their credentials for the award as the Liverpool winger ran riot. The irrepressible Salah started Liverpool's goal spree in the 12th minute when, benefitting from a contentious decision not to flag him offside, he burst clear and set up Roberto Firmino. After City failed to clear, Salah fired home from close-range for his 38th club goal of the season. Salah was a constant menace with his pace and poise. He set up the third goal with an exquisite cross to Sadio Mane, who dissected the City defence to head past Ederson. In contrast, De Bruyne was unable to cope with Liverpool's relentless pressing. The Belgian has been the driving force behind City's majestic league … [Read more...] about Three things we learned from Liverpool v Man City
4 Apr From the section European Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43648184 Read more about sharing. Liverpool have "condemned in the strongest possible terms" damage caused to the Manchester City coach with two police officers suffering injuries outside Anfield before the Champions League tie between the two sides.Videos on social media show cans, bottles and flares being thrown at the City coach as it arrived at the ground.No player or staff was injured but the coach was deemed undrivable.Liverpool called the behaviour "completely unacceptable".Merseyside Police match commander Superintendent Paul White said the force "will conduct enquiries to identify who was responsible and bring them to justice".He added: "The officers and stewards are there to protect the public and keep them safe. It … [Read more...] about Liverpool v Man City: Reds apologise for damage to bus before Champions League tie
Match of the Day 2 Extra pundits discuss Manchester City's options at left-back for the Champion's League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool on Wednesday. READ MORE: Who will win the 'battle of the attacks'? Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary of Liverpool v Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, 4 April at 19:45 BST (build-up from 18:30). … [Read more...] about Liverpool v Man City: What is Pep Guardiola’s plan to subdue Mohamed Salah?
By Phil McNulty BBC Sport chief football writer 3 Apr From the section European Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43612698 Read more about sharing. The Champions League quarter-final meeting between Liverpool and Manchester City is not simply a domestic battle for a place in the last four of Europe's elite tournament.It is a confrontation between two of Europe's most charismatic, high-profile managers in Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and City's Pep Guardiola.It is also a confrontation between the two best attacking sides in the Premier League, with 163 goals between them. And Liverpool are still the only side to beat Manchester City in their runaway title success.So where will the key battles be and who will come out on top?Titanic clash between Klopp and GuardiolaKlopp's record of six … [Read more...] about Liverpool v Man City: Who has edge in Champions League quarter-final?