Jurgen Klopp: 'You can't simply defend against Manchester City and hope that they won't score on the day'
The Liverpool boss previews the upcoming clash with Manchester City, sharing his thoughts about the draw and admitting he knows City's boss Guardiola very well.
"I thought: "Of course it had to be them" for a few reasons. I never really think about draws even though I'm always asked which opponents I would like to face. But I actually don't care a jot."
"There are only two teams I wouldn't have wished to play against ideally. Man. City, because in my opinion a cool thing about the Champions League is getting the chance to play in another country. The other team is Sevilla, since we already played there."
"I saw Pep Guardiola's reaction and he wasn't happy either. We know each other very well. It doesn't matter who you get when you're there at the draw. It might have a big influence on how you prepare but it doesn't matter during the draw. So I'm fine with it."
"For those who have seen our two clashes in the Premier League this year, and in the last few years as well since Pep arrived and, to be honest, also before his era, they know that it's always an exciting match. And that's the way football should be."
"The main focus probably won't be on the result, instead it'll be about doing more things right than the opponents, because you can't simply defend against Man. City and hope that they won't score on the day. They're just too good."
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