Liverpool boss claims playing Manchester City is the toughest in the world.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has called Sunday’s trip to play Manchester City at the Etihad, the “most difficult game in the world of football”.
The Premier League champions face a difficult test in their title defence race when they come up against Pep Guardiola‘s side, who are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions.
League leaders Liverpool have five more points than City, having played a game more and a win against them could see them extending their lead to 8 points.
The Reds and Man City have been dominating English football for a while now, with both going toe to toe with each other every season and the outcomes of their games are usually the ones which decide the title.
The fans and football pundits all over the world think Sunday’s fixture could have a big say in the title race this season.
Klopp however does not expect it to be the title decider. In an interview with Sky Sports, Klopp said:
“It’s a very difficult game, hopefully for both teams, So many things are different this year, nothing can be compared with last year or the year before. I enjoy these kind of games, I enjoy the preparation, but it doesn’t make it easier, it’s just a really tough task.”
However only once in their last 10 meetings has the visiting team won. It was during Klopp’s first season in charge of the Reds when they won 4-1 at Etihad.
It will be an interesting battle for sure with both teams filled with an array of world-class players among them and Klopp’s men will be looking to get one over Pep Guardiola’s team after their humbling defeat last time around after they lost 4-0, 3 days after securing their first title in thirty years.
Naturally, Liverpool will be without their superstar defender, Virgil van Dijk, who is out injured for the entire season. Klopp will also be without Fabinho and Thiago, however, might see the return of Joel Matip. Meanwhile, City will face Liverpool without their star striker, Sergio Aguero.
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