The manager of Liverpool football club, Jurgen Klopp has described the match between his club and Manchester City on Sunday, November 8, at the Etihad Stadium, as the hardest match in the world.
City and Liverpool will meet for the first time in the 2020-2021 season in what can determine a lot of things in the new season. In the past three seasons, the Premier League has been under the control of the two teams. The last three years have seen the league title exchange hands between them – twice to City and once to Liverpool.
Though Liverpool succeeded in beating Manchester City to the league title last season, Jurgen Klopp and his men have been having it very rough in the hands of Manchester City. In the last 10 matches involving City and Liverpool, the reigning Premier League champions have managed to win one.
These matches were played when Manchester City were at their best in the league even in the 2019-2020 season when Liverpool emerged champions for the first time in 30 years, City dominated the Anfield based club on the head to head basis.
However, this season, Manchester City have been having it very rough as they have managed to win three matches, drawn two, and lost one. Their performances in 6 league games have forced them to remain 10th on the league table, 5 points behind Liverpool that currently top the table with 16 points in 7 games.
As for Liverpool, the season has not been as rosy as the previous season but they are not doing as badly as their Sunday’s opponent. They have won 5 league games, drawn one, and lost one. Despite this performance not being the best the defending champions can give, it was good enough to keep them on the league table for over a week.
However, a loss to Manchester City on Sunday will take them down as low as the 4th spot on the league table if other teams behind them win their fixtures.
Jurgen Klopp said: “We love playing at Anfield. It’s our home and that makes a difference, but I don’t think we’ve made a difference in our approach to home or away games.
“It’s not that we want to be dominating at home and like a deep-sitting team away. Saying that against Man City, exactly that can happen because of the quality they have.
“We lost there last year, but it’s not a game I like to consider with all the others because three days before we became English champions and it was a pretty special time for us.
“It’s not important if we play home or away, it’s important that we compete with our plan, that we are brave, play football and defend with all we have. Then we will have a chance.
“It is very difficult. This is the most difficult game in the world of football.”
Jürgen Klopp with a message for the people of Liverpool…— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 5, 2020
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