Published: Thu, January 03, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Jurgen Klopp v Pep Guardiola - a look at the managers

Jurgen Klopp v Pep Guardiola - a look at the managers

With the game nearly a must-win for City in some quarters, the Reds hold all the advantage going in to the tie.

"I can feel what they feel - the Liverpool players. That is why in this season it is [important to] maintain form and [remain] there for as long as possible".

City best bid to close the gap between them and the Liverpool to beat them at the Eithiad when they host Liverpool on Thursday mid-week match day later.

"Especially after the bad results recently, as a collective we have to be more settled in defence and attack more aggressively". Both men are committed to exhilarating football, of slightly varying methods, and the strength of their teams arguably make this the biggest fixture in the English game at present.

Liverpool have established themselves as the benchmark and victory at the Etihad for Klopp's team will see them keep their unbeaten record intact and give them a 10-point lead over their title rivals.

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If Jurgen Klopp's men win, Liverpool have open water, if City win, the title race is well and truly on. "Sometimes if you prepare a football game, watching two or three games of the opponent, you still have no clue what they are doing".

While they have quality elsewhere, too, when that core is broken up and others are missing (Benjamin Mendy, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus have all also been injured at various points while those other three have been out) there's a lot of square pegs in round holes.

Liverpool have only won one of their last nine league visits to the Etihad Stadium (D3 L5), winning 4-1 in Jurgen Klopp's first away game against the Citizens since taking over the Reds. Who would have thought we would have three hard games in December? It's hard with the qualities all the teams have but it's just not important what happens. In last year's league game at Anfield, he played an extra midfielder in Ilkay Gundogan instead of a winger, Raheem Sterling, and it left the team lopsided. It's the third of January, it's a very important game for both teams and I would use it as motivation for the other team'. Yes, with the record we had in December - I'm not sure if another team had a record like this in December - we are in a good moment.

This will be quite the duel as one of the world's best strikers comes up against arguably the world's best defender. "Or do they go for the jugular and win the Premier League on Thursday night?" Now we are in their position and we need to learn how they did it and finish the season well.

Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool are showing the same hunger that carried Manchester City to the title last season - but has warned the pressure is tough to handle.

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