Pep Guardiola seeks Manchester City hangover cure to face Liverpool

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"In the first half of the game was nearly over, we created enough chances and had good situations but [the result] is ok", he told reporters, as quoted by BBC Football.

The Spanish rumour website seem to especially excel when it comes to Manchester City, with the combination of Pep Guardiola and all that money making a irresistible combination for nonsense. "To score goals is the most hard thing".

Last year City allowed a 5-3 last-16 first-leg lead over Monaco slip to a 6-6 aggregate defeat after the away leg and so were eliminated on away goals. You have to defend a little better in the second half, but it is football but. "I tell them we are going to try guys. We needed one goal and we couldn't score it", he said.

In ordinary circumstances, Guardiola would not even entertain the idea of deploying anything other than his strongest team to secure his first league title in England, and keep City on course for a record points haul.

"Soy un mal tipo, un cobarde", Guardiola responde a Mino Raiola
Hay que respetar más a los perros". "Si fuera tan malo y él tiene que proteger a sus jugadores , entonces debería saber que no puede ofrecer jugadores a un tipo como yo, que soy un perro ", añadió.

And Hamann admits that for a coach of Guardiola's pedigree it would be cathartic experience if he again fails to reach the final of the Champions League for the fifth time in a row. Maybe the second half was a bit influenced by that. But maybe we will improve for the future regarding this - and realise that sometimes it is not enough what you've done [and need to do more] to win. The manager made the frank admission as he started planning how to pull off one of the most unlikely European comebacks of all time. And Guardiola admitted the way his side are built to play on the front foot could leave them exposed to an away goal that will nearly certainly seal Liverpool's place in the last four. Guardiola later admitted it was one of his biggest mistakes and a big regret on his part.

Guardiola had suggested before the Liverpool defeat that he would rotate his side against United but he was tight-lipped about his intentions on Friday.

They are already halfway there, having claimed a 3-0 victory over a shellshocked City at home on Wednesday night, but there's still a lot left to do.

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