Guardiola rules out the impact of Anfield before the clash with City
Pep Guardiola has insisted that his Manchester City side are not intimidated by Anfield despite the return of fans to the stadiums.
The Premier League champions won away at Liverpool last season for the first time since 2003, although the clash was behind closed doors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic amid an eight-game winless streak at Jurgen’s side. Klopp.
With Liverpool currently at the top of the Premier League, one point above second-place City, the Reds find themselves in a very different spot compared to the last time the two teams met.
But while Guardiola believes that it is too early in the season to consider Sunday’s game as decisive for the title, he is happy to see the fans back inside Anfield, but is convinced that they will not make any difference in the performance of his team.
The Spaniard reportedly told:
It is important to win at Anfield, but it is difficult. Last season the first time in many years. I’m happy Anfield is full again, it’s good that they’re coming back and we can have a fantastic atmosphere and I hope we can handle it in a good way.
I’m sure the players enjoy playing with the fans at Anfield more than without them. We didn’t win at Anfield, I don’t know the reasons, the last four or five years because they are an exceptional team.
The crowd helps, like in Paris, but it happens in the big stadiums. In Germany in Dortmund or Atlético de Madrid. It happens, not much because of intimidation but because of the quality of the opponent.
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