Jurgen Klopp confident he is the right manager for Liverpool

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"That probably surprises me more than anything, that a player would miss that opportunity".

The Liverpool manager also discussed the kind of challenge that will be posed by City. It has the coach, certainly the finest of his generation, now Guardiola needs the squad to deliver on his vision - starting at the back.

After dumping Manchester City out of the Champions League, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim isn't anxious by a possible clash with Juventus in the quarter-finals.

"It is a massive disappointment". But when they lose the ball, they are far too vulnerable.

After winning the first leg 5-3, the Spanish boss made a decision to field an attacking line-up in the return fixture against the French side, which seemingly backfired as City ended up losing 3-1 and being knocked out courtesy of the away goals rule.

"We changed the system and it worked quite well, we managed to create more chances", Sagna said, "but unfortunately we didn't score [enough]".

In addition, there has been speculation over the futures of Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero, Claudio Bravo, Fernando and Fabian Delph. The home side had only lost once at home all season, so those odds were just too good to ignore.

Guardiola has built arguably the greatest attacking force now in the Premier League - with Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Nolito all top class offensive options - but his defensive unit is remarkably poor.

Juventus star Gigi Buffon said he would like to avoid Leicester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Monaco swept into the Champions League quarterfinals and left Manchester City to pick up the pieces of another failed European campaign after a 31 victory on Wednesday sent them through on away goals.

Liverpool plays host to City on Sunday in fourth place, with Guardiola's City just a point ahead in third.

Klopp's head-to-head record with Guardiola is a healthy one, and he will have the chance to best the Catalan again when Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. "I expect more desire, to show more passion". "They can turn defence straight into attack and in three or four seconds be taking a shot away". "We can not hope Aguero misses these chances", he added, with Liverpool a point and a place behind City after playing a game more.

Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte (in the game at Anfield) adopted a more cautious, circumspect approach and the games against Man Utd and Chelsea account for three of Liverpool's four draws in that unbeaten run against the elite. Arsenal is demoralized, facing uncertainty over Arsène Wenger's future, and five points behind Liverpool but it does have two games in hand.

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