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Jurgen Klopp: Manchester City are favourites

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has reiterated that Manchester City are favourites going into their game against the Citizens on Sunday.

The two clash on Sunday in the Premier League and with Liverpool lying just a place and a point behind Manchester City, it will turn out to be a great match.

Liverpool have amassed nineteen points from the top six clubs and are unbeaten against the top six sides. Liverpool beat Manchester City 1-0 at Anfield in the first round with the solitary goal coming from Georgino Wijnaldum.

Manchester City are unbeaten in domestic competitions since January 15 and have exited the Champions League on away goals after 6-6 aggregate with Monaco.

Ahead of the tight showdown, the Reds manager has tagged his opponents as favourites saying;

“I don’t think we are the favourites.”

“That’s not too bad. We know that we can be difficult to play in games like this, that’s true.

“We’ve felt good in these games so far but for me City is the most difficult team to play. It’s real football, difficult to defend.

“We have to be at our best to get anything. If you get a little bit passive they play around you. I am really looking forward to this, it’s a real tactical challenge.

“It’s an important moment in the season, but I don’t think we should involve this type of pressure. We know that it’s possible to win.

“A lot of teams have failed [against them]. We know what we have to do, if we can do it, I don’t know. But we will try everything. It could be a fantastic game to watch.”

The German was also asked about the timing with City, whether it was a good time to meet them or not following their exit in the Champions League.

“Hopefully! No idea.”

“Could I change the time? Would I have been disappointed after going out of the Champions League? Yes. But they can learn, that’s all you can do.

“But two spectacular games. Monaco are flying in the league and in the Champions League, too.

“I thought the changes City made in the game were really good but which mood they are now? No idea! I’m more interested in what mood we are in.

“To be active, you need to be brave. Monaco couldn’t do it for two halves. Second half [City] missed chance after chance. We cannot hope Aguero misses these chances.”

Liverpool makes a trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City on Sunday.

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