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During the week, the quarter-finals are back in the Champions League. The biggest surprise in the first leg was certainly Liverpool’s 3-0 victory at home to Manchester City. On Tuesday evening, the Citizens want to make amends and maybe still reach the semi-finals. But Jürgen Klopp is slowly becoming the foe of Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard was once again disenchanted by Kloppo. In the first leg, City did not manage a single shot at the opponent’s goal. Can the Spanish star coach now take revenge and cheat his rival in the second leg?
As slowly as the work of Pep Guardiola reminds in Manchester of his time at Bayern: In the league, the Spaniard with his team confidently, already many games before the end of the season champion. But in the Champions League it is never enough for the big litter. For seven years, the coach is waiting for a Champions League final. It seems he has to wait another year. The end in the premier class would be a heavy damper for City. After the end in the FA Cup against Wigan Athletic “only” the English championship would remain. Again, there was a setback on the weekend. With a win at home in the derby against United, the league leaders could have brought the championship on the 33rd match day in the bag. Guardiola’s team led before their own audience at half time already with 2: 0. But after the break, the guests played forward and the Citizens went into deep sleep. The Red Devils of Coach Mourinho scored three goals between 53 and 69 minutes to make the match.
The deferred master celebration is of course no drama for City. The advantage over Manchester United is still 13 points. But the trend does not promise much hope for Tuesday night. Manchester City has the best defense in the league and is often invulnerable. But if the team loses control, then it’s right. In a 3: 4 in Liverpool in January, the team collected the three goals in just nine minutes. In the quarter-final first leg, the goals fell to 0: 3 within 19 minutes. Against United was within 16 minutes from the 2: 0 a 2: 3. In the premier class it does not work anymore. The Guardiola-Elf lost three of the last four Champions League games (1: 2 in Donetsk, 1: 2 against Basel, 0: 3 in Liverpool).
The football of Guardiola is based on possession and technique. Jürgen Klopp had deciphered the system of Guardiola perfectly in the first leg and gave his players a plan how to disenchant the clear leaders of the Premier League. His team played very powerful and powerful. Manchester’s midfielder Ilkay Gündogan and Kevin De Bruyne were barely able to do so. The Passmachinery of City never got going due to the extreme counterpressing. In addition, the Reds won the majority of the duels and played dangerous counter-attacks. Similarly, the Citizens had already gone in January, when the league leaders had lost 3-2 at Anfield and had to accept his first defeat of the Premier League season. Nevertheless, Guardiola went with the same tactics in the quarterfinals. However, Jürgen Klopp did not want to give the semi-finals an overly joy after the first leg. It was only one half of the duel completed. Be billed only after the second leg. In the Premier League, the Reds had to be satisfied with a 0-0 at Everton weekend.
Klopp had to give up the game on Can and Salah. This leaves Liverpool third in the table, but could still be overtaken by Tottenham, who have played one less game. In the premier class, the Reds are unbeaten this season. From the four away games the LFC won two wins and two draws. The Reds have scored 31 times in the premier class, making them the most dangerous team. In the last 12 competitive games, there was only one defeat for the men of Jürgen Klopp. Also the defense is always better: In the last 14 competitive games, the Reds remained nine goals without conceding. In the last seven CL matches Klopp’s team has been zero six times. However, Jordan Henderson is missing. Goalkeeper Mohamed Salah (29 Premier League goals in 31 games), who had to pause due to injury due to Everton, should probably be able to participate again.
Manchester City vs Liverpool head to head matches
04.04.18 CL Liverpool Manchester City 3 : 0
14.01.18 PL Liverpool Manchester City 4 : 3
09.09.17 PL Manchester City Liverpool 5 : 0
19.03.17 PL Manchester City Liverpool 1 : 1
31.12.16 PL Liverpool Manchester City 1 : 0