Liverpool Can Win Champions League - Riise

UEFA Champions League 2017-2018 Quarterfinals: Man City Vs. Liverpool, Start Time, Live Stream, Preview, Odds

That loss on Merseyside was followed by a surprising Manchester derby capitulation, with the Premier League leaders surrendering a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to United on Saturday, but Guardiola continues to back his players.

Guardiola will set his team out to create as many chances as possible, but does not want to see heads drop if they fail to make early in-roads in their quest for unlikely progression. All the conditions have to be ideal to go through.

"We have 90 minutes and anything can happen".

"The first 20 minutes are going to be so important in deciding the outcome and if City get an early goal, their confidence will soar and I think they will go on and get the other two".

"We don't need to talk about motivation".

"They have so much quality, they are going to win the league that's pretty clear, that's not for no reason", said Van Dijk on Tuesday. "But if we're not clinical we have to think, next one, next one, next one".

Liverpool's hopes of having Mohamed Salah available for its Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Manchester City were boosted when the forward took part in training on Monday. "But maybe we will improve for the future on that, to realise that sometimes it's not enough what you've done to win the games", said Guardiola, as quoted by the Mirror.

That scenario is unlikely to happen ever again - it was a special moment for them but the chance is gone now, and this has turned into their toughest period of the season.

"What this club has done in the last 10 years in terms of creating incredible facilities with a lot of investment, sooner or later it is going to happen".

"In all the clubs in the world you need a lot of time".

The Dutchman said: "It is pretty clear defending a 3-0 lead is going to be unusual but we need to come here with the mindset it is still 0-0, we want to win".

Five-time European Cup winners, Liverpool have waited a decade to get back into the Champions League semi-finals. "I think we can make it hard for any team in the world - but we need to show it".

Liverpool are the strongest offensive line in the Champions League this season (31 goals), separated by a single goal of equating Manchester United (32 goals in 2002-2003) as the most English team to score goals in a season in the competition. It is top. My team is exceptional.

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