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Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City require the flawless game against Liverpool

10 April 2018

"I am just happy I am playing in a Champions League quarter-final: it's a dream and I'm living it with Liverpool".

This once seemingly invincible 2017-18 Manchester City side has now conceded six goals (three apiece) in their last two matches; both of which were losses.

"They are such a good team and have such good players going forward we want to approach it as we approach every game, try and win the game and approach it as a one-off and play the match over 90 minutes".

Following City's defeat at Anfield, they fail an uphill task of making the Champions League semi-final.

"We have to keep calm and try to score ourselves because then they need to score five and that's not easy against us".

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"I am so happy".

"We need titles in Europe - it's complicated but you need nights that make you understand it", he said. "We shouldn't change from the first game". He knows the confidence I have in him, especially in the last years.

"They have had two results nobody expected but we had to play our best". The chances we receive, we have to defend well.

"But we must be together".

"In the first half we had our moments but in the second half it wasn't good enough so we need to learn from it and be ready for Tuesday".

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Here is the team we predict Guardiola will field in an attempt to reverse their recent fortune.

The Brazilian made the claim in City's press conference on Monday, with compatriot Danilo having accused Manchester United of the same at the weekend. "We know that and the opponents know that".

Inspired by the brilliance of Mane, Salah and Roberto Firmino up front, many think that Liverpool play the best football in the Premier League.

Klopp will hope to have some good news on the injury front after fielding an understrength side at Goodison Park, which nearly backfired with Seamus Coleman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both missing good chances to end Everton's 17-match run without a derby win.

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Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City require the flawless game against Liverpool