Pep Guardiola believes Liverpool’s attacking options are ‘unstoppable’ as he played down talk that Mohamed Salah is the Reds’ only danger man.
The Spaniard’s Premier League leaders will take on their domestic rivals on Europe’s biggest stage in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s outfit are the only side to beat Manchester City in the league so far this season, in a dramatic 4-3 win at Anfield in January, and Guardiola is aware of the threat they possess.
And he highlighted Liverpool’s attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Salah and Sadio Mane as the players he feared most heading into the crunch European fixture.
‘It’s not just Salah,’ Guardiola said. ‘Mane and Firmino, all three, they are almost unstoppable. They’re fantastic.’
Salah has 37 goals this season while Firmino and Mane have 38 between them and the trio all got on the scoresheet in the win over City earlier this year.
And Guardiola has called on his side to be more focused on their return to Merseyside. ‘We lost a bit of control, we were involved in the environment of Anfield,’ he added.
‘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.’