Liverpool's Forgotten Man Linked With January Transfer to Leicester City

Liverpool's Forgotten Man Linked With January Transfer to Leicester City

Liverpool's Forgotten Man Linked With January Transfer to Leicester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has surprisingly admitted that Kevin De Bruyne could be available for his side's trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

City's Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty in the 86th minute after Leroy Sane was taken down in the area by Virgil van Dijk.

Guardiola did not blame Mahrez for missing the penalty - which was blazed high above the bar - but did apologise to Gabriel Jesus for not allowing him to take it.

'[Riyad] had the courage and the balls to take the penalty, in training he shoots ideal penalties but sometimes it happens, ' he said. "If you make mistakes, they punish you", Guardiola told his post-match news conference.

"When we won 2-1 at City in the Champions League, they pushed us in our 18-yard box and we didn't know how to come out". The goalkeeper. We can not forget against which team we compete and we made that performance. Guardiola deployed the pace and height of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte at centre-back: last season, the less mobile and imposing Nicolas Otamendi played in both away games and was swamped by Liverpool's front three. Up and down they are the best team in the world in these transitions.

Last season, the three forwards played 150 games in all competitions scoring a remarkable 91 goals, with Salah getting 44, Firmino 27 and Mane 20.

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Asked if people saying Liverpool had worked out how to beat City were correct, Guardiola said: "Good - congratulations".

That's not how they usually do things, at all, but such are the fine margins this season, it proves how much respect they have for one another.

WORST PLAYER - It's harsh because Van Dijk hadn't done too much wrong in the match up until the penalty, but it was a awful decision to bring down Leroy Sane, one that could have cost his side the game. Don't lose the ball in risky positions because [Sadio] Mane and [Mohamed] Salah have the pace. It is much easier to say it was a penalty when they didn't score, but I saw it and I don't think there's a lot to discuss with it. As it was we didn't score and they could have got a goal so we had to stay switched on.

For a side aiming to win the Premier League, goals from midfield is a necessity. "For Salah it was the first one so we will see in seven or eight years", added the Manchester City manager.

"I thought how we defended was brilliant apart from the penalty and one or two situations where we needed Alisson with a really good save". "He did not start in the first 11 today but when he was on he scored within a minute and that gives confidence for both him and us".

"I would like the police to go home at 4.30pm with their families, drink a beer and love the show".

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