Pep- City have to produce ‘perfect game’ to beat Liverpool

MANCHESTER- Pep Guradiola team must overturn a deficit 3-0 against Liverpool in their second leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday and Guradiola said it will require “the perfect game” from his players.

City go into the match with back to back defeats after losing to Manchester United 3-2 on Saturday and 3-0 against Liverpool last Wednesday. A win against United could of secured them the Premier League title.

Pep said what is required will be tough to do, “Of course to go through you have to make the perfect game, create chances, be clinical, concede few chances, all the conditions have to be perfect,”

“The result is tough but we have 90 minutes and in football anything can happen. What we are going to do is try. We have to score the first one, then make the second one. We’ll see the momentum, try to keep it longer and then we’ll see,”

He added if they concede a goal they must not give up, “If we concede, don’t give up – it’s more than 90 minutes. We have very often created a lot of chances in short period of time and we have to be clinical. And if we are not clinical then move on to the next one,”

“We need titles in Europe – it’s complicated but you need nights that make you understand it,”

Europe is important for City as a club, he said, “Beating Barca (last season) was so special because we know they’re the best team in the world but it will happen sooner or later.

“With what this club has done in the last 10 years in terms of creating facilities and making it bigger it will happen. (To compete with) the big clubs you need time but hopefully we can do it. Maybe next year but soon it will happen.”

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