Ahead Of Sunday Cracker, Guardiola Names Liverpool Players He Fear 



Ahead of their Sunday cracker with Liverpool which could be the decider of the 2021-2022 Premier League season, Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has named players he fear.


City are the table topper with 73 points, 52 goals difference in 30 games while Liverpool are purshuing them from behind with 72 points, 57 goals difference in 30 games. 


Pundits believed that whoever that won the game is likely to be crown the champion of the 2021-2022 Premier League season. 


It is not the first time Liverpool will be purshuing Manchester City with a point in the league table but the red now have the opportunity of taking their destiny into their hands with a win at the Etihad. 


Reports show that Liverpool have had it difficult winning Manchester City in recent record but with the squad ready for a trip to their North West rival, a win will also help their bid to achieve a quadraple this season. 


Guardiola who is apparently skeptical about the Sunday clash, name players key to Jurgen Klopp’s side playing style.


Specifically, Guardiola highlighted the danger Liverpool pose from set pieces and corners. 


Guardiola said with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson in charge of delivery, Ibrahima Konate scoring from a corner in Benfica, he has a lot of work to do. 


 “We know we are going to defend parts and sit back. Not because we want but almost impossible for what they do,” Guardiola said adding that Liverpool Players he feared always make the field of play higher and wider.

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“They make the pitch wider and higher, quality in the middle. Four, five years ago they were more direct, not too much between the lines.


“Now they have a good build up with Alisson, [Joel] Matip, Thiago drops. Threats in behind, (Trent) Alexander-Arnold is like an exhibition, deep runners in behind. Set pieces, every corner is a threat. The taker is good and the movement, of course they are there.


“That’s why both of us are there, it’s fascinating. To be champion again or fighting for it, really soon to be qualifying for the Champions League. We need the supporters in the bad moments and I’m sure the players will respond. They’re ready for the challenge of Liverpool,” the Manchester City Manager said revealing he will play the Sunday game without an influencial defender, Reuben Dias. 


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