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Klopp insists 'hungry' Liverpool ready for Man City

Klopp insists 'hungry' Liverpool ready for Man City

Last season's match of the year has yet to be beaten, a thrilling January match between two heavyweights that set the stage for the coming calendar year. All eyes on the Etihad this Thursday.

While Jurgen Klopp's men have stormed on relentlessly it has been a different story for Pep Guardiola, seeing his side lose three times in December. And if we want to be there as far as possible until the end, we have to win games. Look it's a massive game, of course it is.

Perhaps the hardest selection, but it is an all Manchester City midfield. Klopp might deliver after having one of the best years of all managers, expecting Pep because he got the Premier League.

It's a remarkable record, but there are lessons from recent history for Liverpool to learn from.

'I don't know how he is, ' said Guardiola. City may have won it, but missed a late penalty through Riyad Mahrez. It promises to be a fascinating tactical tussle.

Charlie Austin should have put Southampton ahead but miscontrolled the ball after being played in on goal and City immediately took advantage, with Bernardo Silva teeing up David Silva to slot home unmarked in the 10th minute.

"The club gave us an opportunity to work together with specific quality of players".

"We now feel good enough for the expectations of the people, which is very important".

"We never forget who we are". They're probably more experienced than us in this position but we look forward to it. That's why next Thursday is a challenge and we will try to win.

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They certainly caused Arsenal problems last time out.

Alisson beats Brazil team-mate Ederson to the number one jersey based on this season's performances.

Arsene Wenger was chastised when Arsenal conceded four at Anfield last August at the beginning of his final season in charge at Arsenal.

"You need to ask other teams about that!" smiles Robertson.

City eased past Southampton on Sunday in a bid to close the gap on Liverpool and turn the second half of the season into a genuine title race. The position Liverpool was in was a similar position back in those times of Brendan Rodgers, the only difference, the points they lead by now and the full squad they boast.

"And we should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game". Pressure? They don't seem to be feeling it right now.

"I'm disappointed in myself", he said.

The Belgium global, voted City's Player of the Season last time out, has been restricted to just nine appearances in all competitions this term due to a succession of injuries.


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