Jurgen Klopp predicts Liverpool FC v Man City in Champions League

Jurgen Klopp looks ahead to Liverpool FC's crunch clash against Manchester City in the Champions League this week

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp believes that his Liverpool FC side are heading into their crunch clash with Manchester City full of confidence after their victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Reds came from a goal down to claim a 2-1 victory against the Eagles thanks to second half strikes from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah at Selhurst Park.

That win kept the Merseyside outfit in third place in the Premier League table as they bid to try and finish in the top four this season and book their place in next season’s Champions League.

Liverpool FC will now turn their attentions towards European affairs and the crunch first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash against Manchester City at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Reds were 4-3 winners earlier this season in the same fixture in the Premier League at Anfield.

And Liverpool FC boss Klopp feels that his team are in good shape as they prepare to welcome Pep Guardiola’s men to Anfield this week.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday, Klopp said: “In the moment, nobody should be worried about our mood.

“The boys are really on fire, I like that, but I know as a football professional you always have to deliver, deliver and deliver.

“We really took back [players] from completely different countries and time zones, then you have two days – or one-and-a-half – to be prepared.

“Then you saw physically we were not at our best today and you need all what you have to beat Crystal Palace. You have to fight, we fought and I am really happy about it.

“We didn’t play the best football we can play, no problem with that but it helps, especially in the Premier League.

“It will still be very difficult against Manchester City. I don’t think it gives us a big advantage against them, but no problem with that.

“We will be excited about the opportunity to play City in a quarter-final early enough, but in the moment we are still enjoying this result.”

Manchester City warmed up for their trip to Anfield by beating Everton 3-1 on Saturday evening to leave them just one win from securing the Premier League title.

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