Guardiola bemused by bus attack as City boss questions police


And yet, he thinks they could've done even more. It is only half-time. It was how football should look. Let us know in the comments section below.

Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to have faith in an improbable turnaround despite Liverpool romping to a 3-0 Champions League quarter-final win in Wednesday's first leg. The composure that has characterised City's record-breaking Premier League season ebbed away as misplaced passed were gobbled up by wave upon wave of Liverpool attack. I never expected a ideal performance, I only expected us to be a real challenger and we were a real challenger. We defended City's passes really well but I wanted us to play more football.

Right back Trent Alexander-Arnold was targeted by City as a weak link, with Guardiola's side pumping balls wide to winger Leroy Sane, but the 19-year-old coped admirably, showing courage to get forward and good positional awareness when defending.

This season, Salah has scored 38 goals in all competitions.

Klopp said: "We lose one player to injury [Mohamed Salah] and another - the captain [Jordan Henderson] - to a yellow card so it does not feel good".

City boss Pep Guardiola admits the second-leg will be hard but his team still believe.

"The club condemns in the strongest possible terms the scenes which preceded our Champions League quarter-final, which resulted in damage being inflicted on the Manchester City team bus during their arrival at Anfield", the statement read.

"We showed up from the begining, we started with enormous personality but they scored a goal", the Spaniard told BT Sport.

Did City need both Ilkay Gundogan and Fernandinho in defensive midfield - the two players looked like old men as they were repeatedly forced onto the back foot by Liverpool - and why was Kevin De Bruyne left looking confused by his role?

When Liverpool are good, they are very, very good. "There are 90 minutes more, we are going to try".

The Egyptian worldwide has six goals and two assists in his last three games and has only missed one of Liverpool's 32 top-flight outings thus far - a New Year's Day win at Burnley.

I'm ok with it, as long as nobody's hurt I'm fine.

"We beat the best team in the world", Klopp said. The Citizens were reactive instead of proactive, and it did cost them another goal as Saido Mane rose to head home Liverpool's third on the night. We have to find players now for what a lot of people say is the biggest game of the season.

There have been many famous European nights at Anfield and this was up there with the best of them.

The full-back is becoming a real cult hero and if Liverpool needed a seal of approval, then Riise's is a great one to have.

"We've seen comebacks before and we shouldn't write City off completely. Of course it is hard but we believe".