Jurgen Klopp knows how Liverpool can beat Man City in Champions League

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However, the Reds got revenge in the reverse fixture in January, as they ended the Citizens' unbeaten run in the league with a 4-3 win.

Jurgen Klopp has opted to recall Jordan Henderson to the Liverpool starting line-up for this evening's Premier League clash with Watford. Immediately after the draw in Nyon had been made, Klopp's phone buzzed with a text message from Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, the midfielder he coached at Borussia Dortmund, that simply read, "See you soon". We all know about that.

"It's cool. For sure, the first one will be a really exciting game to watch". Our record is not too bad against City'. When you think about the draw, the team around the corner you can go by bus, you don't want it.

Both sides will need to produce their best performances if they are to progress from what looks to be a mouthwatering tie, with Liverpool looking to reach the semi finals of the competition for the first time since 2008 whilst Pep Guardiola will be looking to keep City's hopes of a treble winning season alive. That is normal when you see his teams playing and the work he did in the last few years. They are fantastic for me as a manager and you know if you play City they do what they do at the highest level.

'We don't know each other really well, so it is not like the relationship I have with Huddersfield manager David Wagner.


I don't mean any disrespect to Sevilla - they played very well in the Round of 16 and deserve to be in the quarterfinals - but their jubilation after beating Manchester United will come to a swift end on April 3rd. We can not lose anything.

"I love these games".

'I respect Pep, of course, and that is all.

'I am not too interested if that will stay but my respect will not change and I have no idea what he thinks about me.

"Two very intense games", Klopp told the Liverpool Echo of the quarterfinal draw.

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