Jurgen Klopp: 'No special pressure against Manchester City'

Nathaniel Clyne has insisted that he is desperate to taste Champions League football next season and he has urged Liverpool to claim the full three points against Manchester City on Sunday to boost their chances of a top four finish.

A 3-1 defeat in the Riviera principality rendered City's 5-3 home win academic as Monaco went through on away goals after an astonishing last 16 tie ended 6-6 on aggregate. "I hope we're going to learn from this defeat to come here next season and be like we were at the Etihad or in the last 45 minutes here". But I think we all know about the quality of Manchester City, probably a few people think they're out of the Champions League now against Monaco, so. but I think the way they played was quite impressive.

"For players and managers, it depends on the results, but I want to be involved in that as much as possible, and to help my team to make the next step and I have more power than ever in my life as a manager".

With 10 games left to play, the Merseysiders find themselves in the midst of tussle for the top four.

"Maybe the team that wins the triple will still make changes, the team that does not win the Champions League and gets to the final will make changes".

However, their recovery faces a massive test this weekend when they head to top four rivals Manchester City. That is what I have to try to convince my players of.

"I feel supporters still think I'm the right person in the right place so we feel that trust and faith", Klopp told British media. When we miss these type of chances this creates the problems. "I am really impressed".

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Klopp enjoyed a good record against Guardiola when they were in charge of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively, but he says reports of the Catalan's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

This league advantage wasn't lost on Jurgen Klopp who highlighted Man City's expansive attacking style this season.

"The problem was the first half when we were not there".

"I said at the beginning we can not have the history of this fantastic club in our backpack". We are thinking to getting better and that is going to happen.

"There are different reasons for it, for all of us, it's a long season and especially players who play for their national teams".

'The problem in the first half was we didn't create against Monaco and that's what I'm most anxious about. Actually, I can't remember a not-important game in the Premier League, to be honest.

"We will improve but this competition is so demanding", Guardiola, who spoke of his team's lack of experience in dealing with such situations, said.

  • Adam Floyd