Klopp wary of City backlash

29 September 2021 10:53:04 CET
Reds boss Klopp wary of Man City rebounding

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he's expecting a backlash from Manchester City as the two title contenders go head to head in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Reds, who secured a 5-1 win at FC Porto on Tuesday in the Champions League, are 19/10 to win against Pep Guardiola's side this weekend at Anfield, with Klopp's side 9/1 to regain the title this season.

Porto stroll for Reds

Liverpool made light work of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao, and will be full of confidence as they prepare to welcome the Premier League champions to Merseyside.

Braces from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, along with a goal from Sadio Mane, ensured Liverpool kept up their perfect winning start to the new Champions League campaign.

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Meanwhile, Guardiola will be looking for a response from his side after they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain outfit on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi came back to haunt his former Barcelona manager, as the Argentine forward bagged his first goal for PSG in the win at the Parc des Princes.

Wounded City are dangerous

Despite the defeat in Paris, Klopp is fully aware of the quality City possess, and knows his side are in for a titanic tussle on Sunday.

"City will want to strike back for sure," said Klopp. "But we are at home finally after a few games [playing away] without our crowd, so let's give it a go."

Klopp added: "We need to play better than we did tonight, that is clear anyway. It will be a completely different game."

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