Liverpool must weather Manchester City 'thunderstorm', says Klopp

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Manchester City need the "perfect game" if they are to overcome Liverpool's three-goal advantage and reach the Champions League semi-final, says Pep Guardiola.

City need to overturn a 3-0 aggregate deficit in the second leg of their quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium but Guardiola is confident despite a dismal past week.

Guardiola reiterated it may be too soon for City to win the Champions League, but acknowledged how important overcoming Liverpool in the quarter-finals could prove to his desire for long-term success.

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Left-backs Andy Robertson and Alberto Moreno also trained after they both missed the game at Goodison Park although one man who definitely is ruled out along with Emre Can (back) is skipper Jordan Henderson who is serving a one-match suspension after receiving his third yellow card of the tournament last week.

Reds chiefs are fearful of potential revenge attacks after some of the Kop faithful attacked City's bus on the way to Anfield six days ago. The manager said that his team is "built to create and attack", which is why they will not change their game plan of always going forward. The Sky Blues lost 3-0 to the Red in the first leg and were beaten by rivals United in the Premier League. "It's exceptional, it's top, I will be close to them until the end of the season". That's why we are here and not thinking about who is now favourite or whatever. I am so delighted.

The City manager says they need to bring their A Game, meaning they have to put on a flawless performance in order to stand any chance against Jurgen Klopps side. And the chances we are going to receive - our keeper needs to save them. All the conditions have to be flawless to go through.

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The game will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season.

"To reach the semi-final would be the second time in our attractive history", he said. Of course we know two defeats are not easy but that happens to the best teams in the world. You have 90 minutes and everything can happen and only we can do is try and we will see. That is the best way to play.

But the last time they led a European match by three goals at half-time was November's group tie against Sevilla when they conceded three in a insane 45 minutes to draw.

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City has no major injury concerns, while Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are likely to be a part of the starting XI.

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