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Liverpool trio ‘almost unstoppable’, says Pep Guardiola


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manager has warned that attacking trio are “almost unstoppable” ahead of their Champions League clash with the Reds.

The Premier League sides will face off at Anfield in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final on Wednesday night, with the second leg set to be held at Etihad Stadium on April 10.

“It’s not just Salah,” said Guardiola. “Mane and Firmino, all three, they are almost unstoppable. They’re fantastic,” he added.

Liverpool are the only team to beat Man City in the Premier League this season as they earned a remarkable 4-3 victory in January. The game saw Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain open the scoring for the Reds, before Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah netted for Liverpool in the second half.

Mohamed Salah

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The 47-year-old coach, who is on the brink of leading Man City to Premier League title glory, acknowledged the difficulty of their upcoming game at Anfield. He, however, stressed that his players need to handle the atmosphere better than they did in January when they conceded three goals in 10 minutes in the second half.

“We lost a bit of control, we were involved in the environment of Anfield,” he said.

“The way Liverpool play is so complicated for us. We know that. They are so quick, they are so good and it is tough.

“But it is the quarter-finals of the Champions League so we cannot expect, at that level, that something is going to be easy,” he added.

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