Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

The Big Match Tactical View: Liverpool v Manchester City

The Big Match Tactical View: Liverpool v Manchester City

Since then the Reds have strengthened significantly and they look like genuine title contenders themselves this season.

The game pits two of the game's most dynamic and inspirational managers against each in City's Pep Guardiola and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp.

The general pattern from the recent fixtures between these sides (and from matches in general when Klopp faces a possession-based team) is that Liverpool start well because of their energetic pressing, but City play their way into the contest gradually. As a player, you're looking to plant a seed in the opposition's heads that you're better than them in these big games.

Pep Guardiola has added £60million Riyad Mahrez to the squad that won the Premier League with a record number of points and goals last season.

The Premier League's top two sides will lock horns at Anfield this afternoon, with both sides putting their unbeaten runs on the line.

'An option is to stay back for 90 minutes, wait and defend as best as possible, and hope God can help us from above.

After being overlooked earlier in the season Sane has returned to the fold with instant impact having scored one and created three more across all competitions. "They are a top side".

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With Kevin De Bruyne unlikely to return straight to the starting lineup the onus will remain on the Spaniard to keep City ticking, and the former England global is likely to be given the task of stopping him. "That was that day, and they will try to strike back".

"I think it's important we have friendship off the pitch".

"Now we will have three days together until we play City and make the boys aware of what was wrong".

He said: "Obviously we won the last three games against City".

Salah still hasn't hit the heights of last season, although he has managed three goals. "Michael Stich was an outstanding tennis player, maybe better than Boris Becker, but he was not Boris Becker". We have to go to Anfield and put that to bed.

City's team bus was attacked by Liverpool fans throwing bottles and missiles on their last visit to Anfield back in April, for their Champions League quarter-final.

"You have to be ready, you need a fantastic football team - which thank God I have - with outstanding character, ready to be really courageous, ready to make mistakes".

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