Champions League! Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Reveals His Game Plan To Beat Manchester City
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has said his aim is for his team to play a good game against Manchester City in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final clash at Anfield.
Klopp also said he want his team to make life ‘unpleasant’ for City.
Klopp’s men are the only team that have defeated Pep Guardiola’s side 4-3 in the Premier League this season.
The Reds’ boss is confident of once again getting the better of Guardiola’s men.
The former Dortmund manager has outlined his intent to press high and try to rattle the runaway Premier League leaders.
“We have a lot of things Man City don’t like. That’s the reality,” Klopp told UEFA.
“The way we attack the opponent, the way we defend high is unpleasant. If we do that well they will have some difficulty coping with it.
“I think there will be plenty of coaches, young coaches all over the world, watching these games in order to find a solution for how to play well defensively, and by doing that also giving yourself the chance to become dangerous on the attack against the best teams like Barcelona, and also Man City at the moment. It will be very exciting.
“There’s no guarantee this will work, in the end it’s the lads on the pitch who will decide the game. But it will be no surprise if there is magic on the right and left sides, and that we’ll always be on the left when the ball is on their right, and on the right when the ball is on their left.
“The thing is that this is actually predictable, but unfortunately, at the very highest level, it will happen with great pace and [with] the best technical skills executed by the players’ legs in this case.
“The pace and wit of the game, it will be very thrilling, no doubt about that, but we still have a few days left to prepare.
“You have to be courageous, take the initiative, do your thing and, whenever they have the ball, be very compact and very quick. So from a football perspective, this is definitely a very interesting clash.”