Champions League

Guardiola Makes Shocking Statement On Liverpool Superstar

Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield tonight as the two giants aim to beat the other to go to the top of the table.

Both Manchester City and Liverpool have earned 19 points from 7 games and will be looking to add three and get to the top of the table. While Manchester City are high confidence after their narrow, 2-1, victory over German outfit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Liverpool suffered a defeat at the hands of Italian giants Napoli.

Ahead of their clash against Liverpool, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, who helped them Cityzens clinch the Premier League title last season, lauded Argentine Sergio Aguero for his consistency and greatness and claimed we would have to see Mo Salah doing it with consistency for eight years. The former FC Barcelona gaffer said, “Salah is younger, it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the ­future, but a guy who has the quality to score nearly 50 goals in a season always has that quality. Football is all about ups and downs.”

“Salah remains as a ­excellent player and will score goals in the future. When you are in there, scenting goals, sometimes this happens. Sergio has scored a lot of goals, but there were periods when he didn’t score.”

“How many years has ­Sergio scored all those goals, eight or nine years? For Salah, it was the first one so we will see in seven or eight years. For Sergio, his huge value comes from being ­consistent over many, many years. It is about being consistent every three days for 11 months. That is why the big, big players around Europe do that because it is the most difficult thing,” the coach added.

Author’s Take

Mohamed Salah, who was Liverpool’s key man last season, has not been able to replicate that performance so far this season. Against Manchester City, the former Chelsea man will be looking to prove Guardiola wrong by delivering a brilliant performance for the hosts. It remains to be seen what Salah will do against the reigning English Premier League champions. Will he deliver what the fans want to do? or will he struggle against Guardiola’s city?

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