John Arne Riise predicts Man City v Liverpool FC return leg

Jonathan Hernandez
April 10, 2018

"They have so much quality, they are going to win the league that's pretty clear, that's not for no reason", said Van Dijk on Tuesday.

I think, 'Look where I am, playing for the semi-finals of the Champions League with my team.

"We will conduct enquiries to identify who was responsible and bring them to justice".

Greater Manchester chief inspector Dean Howard, the match commander, said of police presence: "Plans are in place to ensure people can come and enjoy the match action".

"But still we need to show it and be ready for a fight, ready for a good game". "Right now this is the most important game for us and then we will think about the derby [against SS Lazio]".

By contrast, Robertson was a £10 million pick-up from Hull City, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, whilst Alexander-Arnold has been at the club since the age of six. Neither Guardiola nor his players used that unsettling incident as an excuse for their limp performance. Being in the lead is not winning.

The Egyptian had picked up a groin strain in the first leg and sat out of Saturday's 0-0 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby. City just weren't at the races.

Sterling will be heavily criticised for his misses but he has scored 21 goals this season and those sorts of chances have usually ended up in the back of the net.

Riise added: "City lost against Liverpool, they lost against United, Liverpool have a habit of always scoring".

And Guardiola remains proud of the way his team continues to perform and said he was "delighted" with their display even though they lost in devastating fashion to United on Saturday.

This time, that midfield area was a little bit chaotic. "Probably more compact than usual, but if they get too comfortable, and City score a goal they will get nervous again".

City were without him and Gabriel Jesus and that let them press as high as they wanted to. But when you play against Liverpool or in Europe, when you have that momentum, you have to close the door.

"But we can not forget it is a simple game - just focus on every single minute".

"We know what we are going to face, we know their strengths and weaknesses".

LIVERPOOL have seen their request to have police stationed on bridges en route to Manchester City have been rejected.

Jermaine Jenas was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

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