Raheem Sterling confident Man City can beat Liverpool

Raheem Sterling confident Man City can beat Liverpool

Raheem Sterling confident Man City can beat Liverpool

With the game nearly a must-win for City in some quarters, the Reds hold all the advantage going in to the tie.

Even though Real Madrid got the better of his side 3-1 in Kiev, the former Borussia Dortmund boss believes being involved in such an occasion allowed Liverpool to shed that weight and approach the challenge of winning a first top-flight crown in 29 years on their own terms. After, we analyse, and three days later the FA Cup, then EFL Cup, then Wolves, and at the end of the season we'll see. We will try to win the three points, especially with our fans and we'll try to win that game.

"Everybody can make a mistake but what he has done after it, in the same game, where he could feel bad and guilty for the team... his reaction was outstanding".

What's truly magnificent about this Liverpool side under Jurgen Klopp is that they have maintained showing attacking prowess while being flawless at the back. We have to be prepared as good as possible, we have to be courageous, full of desire, angry - all that stuff, like in all the other games.

"That's why we have the amount of points, that's why we had the results".

But despite Liverpool's unbeaten start to the league campaign and their seven-point advantage at the summit, Klopp is adamant City remain the best.

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Said the 24-year-old: "If we can play the way we know we can play, we can beat anyone". There is nothing to say that with circumstances, injuries and everything, that can't happen to any team in this league.

He is also useful when it comes to pressing the opponent while Naby Keita is a dynamic midfielder, whose quick-footed movements and excellent control over the ball, will cause problems for any midfield in the world. Who would have thought we would have three hard games in December? Now we are in their position and we need to learn how they did it and finish the season well.

Mo Salah has flitted between right wing and centre forward this season, but has generally played out wide in the matches against big teams. The win for the Citizens will cut the gap to a mere four points at the top of the table of the Premier League.

Pulisic had been linked with a switch to rejoin Klopp at Liverpool in the past but will see out the rest of the season in Germany before moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Kompany, though, called on his side to avenge a painful Champions League quarter-final exit to Liverpool last season. I've known him for a while, followed him.

Last January, it was City who were on course to equal Arsenal's "Invincibles" of 2003-04 until they went to Anfield in January and were blown away by a three-goal salvo in nine second-half minutes to lose 4-3 despite a late rally.

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