Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wary of Manchester City 'thunderstorm'

Ian Wright

GETTYIan Wright thinks Manchester City need to get off to a fast start against Liverpool

"We can go through all scenarios: they score early, we score early and all that stuff".

No matter what happens on Tuesday, Man City will be crowned champions of the Premier League very soon, as possibly as early as this Sunday.

"It's really pretty rare that Sane had pretty much nothing for finishing, making goals, stuff like that", said Klopp afterwards. "But if we are not able to cope with that psychologically, it will be a good lesson for the future".

"We are 3-0 up in a massive game, our fans are going to be ready and it is a great place to play".

Liverpool are the strongest offensive line in the Champions League this season (31 goals), separated by a single goal of equating Manchester United (32 goals in 2002-2003) as the most English team to score goals in a season in the competition. Neither Guardiola nor his players used that unsettling incident as an excuse for their limp performance.

"We know we are capable of scoring goals". City just weren't at the races.

Salah's return to the last game with the rest of his teammates gave Liverpool a huge boost ahead of the expected standoff, after the coaching staff preferred to rest him from the last Everton game, which ended 0-0 on Saturday for fear of further injury.

Sterling will be heavily criticised for his misses but he has scored 21 goals this season and those sorts of chances have usually ended up in the back of the net.

But while the City boss is quite rightly hailed as a footballing genius, the praise for Klopp can be less forthcoming - with the assumption being the brand of football he plays is less complex, while his over-the-top technical-area antics often detract from a more rounded assessment of his tactics.

"The officers and stewards are there to protect the public and keep them safe". It meant their midfield got closer to City's players and - like Liverpool at Anfield last week - they did not allow them the space they like to operate in.

"But we can not forget it is a simple game - just focus on every single minute".

"I don't know", was Guardiola's honest reply when asked if he thought his squad was in need of some mental strengthening. I have no problem with that.

LIVERPOOL have seen their request to have police stationed on bridges en route to Manchester City have been rejected.

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