Liverpool FC manager JA?rgen Klopp is hoping to maintain his unbeaten record against Manchester City when the two sides meet at the Etihad in the pick of the matches from this weekend’s Premier League action
Dortmund faced Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League under Klopp, remaining unbeaten in the two group stage matches, and the Liverpool FC manager is hoping to continue that record when his side takes on Manuel Pellegrini’s City at the Etihad.
The Reds suffered their first defeat under the German in the final match before the international break — going down 2-1 to recent nemesis Crystal Palace at Anfield — and will be looking to bounce back from that disappointment on Saturday.
Klopp hoping to continue record against Manchester City
Although the Reds’ boss has yet to suffer a defeat against Manchester City, going to the Etihad in the Premier League with Liverpool FC will be a very different challenge. Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, Klopp is quoted by the official club website as saying:
“I played [them] with Dortmund twice and never lost! I think eight players from that team are still there at the moment. They have high quality a but the best news is, ita s football. So we have a chance.
a Ia m looking forward to the game. Two weeks is long enough after Crystal Palace. Now we have the next chance.”
Klopp happy to have extended break and work with players who stayed behind
The 48-year-old also said he was pleased to have had a an extended period of time with the players who did not go away for international duty, including left-back Jos Enrique, who trained for the first time under the new manager.
Klopp said (via the official website): “We had eight players here because Jose Enrique could train for the first time since Ia ve been here. The other seven were the same seven that were here [last time].
“So nothing has changed. I heard we had more players here but it was not the truth, they were only a little bit earlier because some of them only had one game.
“This week was good. The first two or three days were good for recovering and then we started with training. We could work on many things.”