Guardiola Believes Man City Can Still Stop Liverpool
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident his side can turn around their 3-0 loss to Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-finals.
Wednesday’s game was one the Reds would always love to remember as they took charge of the tie ahead of the reverse fixture at the Etihad.
Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool in front after 12 minutes, before former Arsenal man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled the lead, and then it was the turn of Sadio Mane to complete the rout in the first-half.
“We showed up from the beginning, we started with enormous personality but they scored a goal,” Guardiola said.
“We continued to play but they scored two more goals. It is tough. They had 10-15 minutes in the first half when they were better.
“In the second half we tried everything but we couldn’t find a goal. The first two goals, we had control of the game but they scored. I don’t have too many regrets or complaints. Nobody believes but we have another game.
“They had two attacks and scored two goals. That was tough but for the rest of the game we were so, so good. We had to score a goal but they defended more.
“We have to accept it and now we have United at home and then Liverpool at home. We see what happens. Of course it is difficult but we believe.”