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Merseyside derby preview, Liverpool v Manchester City analysis: How Everton paved the way for Liverpool’s City masterclass

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IF Jurgen Klopp could have written the script for Liverpool’s first leg Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City, the scenes that played out at Anfield would have remained almost identical.

After just 31 minutes, the German’s game plan had rocked Pep Guardiola’s team with three extraordinarily swift and well-crafted goals and showed off all the best aspects of his unwavering philosophy.

Klopp’s ‘gegenpressing’ tactic had starved City’s big money stars of the time and space they crave in executing their boss’ equally beloved style, before a quick counter attacking masterclass hit them where it hurt.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shows appreciation to the fans with Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk
Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shows appreciation to the fans with Jordan Henderson and Virgil van DijkSource: Getty Images
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However, just a week earlier, Everton’s awful showing against the league leaders had shown the Reds exactly how not to tackle a clash against Guardiola’s dangerous midfield.



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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives Dayot Upamecano verdict before RB Leipzig clash

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Manchester United have been closely linked with RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Donny van de Beek absence ahead of RB Leipzig

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken out ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

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Man Utd star Donny van de Beek paying the price for Ed Woodward’s Jack Grealish failure

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Manchester United have barely played Donny van de Beek since his move to Old Trafford.

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