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Pep Guardiola has warned that Liverpool’s forwards are “almost unstoppable” – but Kevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City can silence Anfield on Wednesday.

Guardiola may have taken City to the brink of being crowned Premier League champions but he is braced for a tough test against the Merseysiders in their Champions League quarter-final.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane head into the first leg of the eagerly anticipated tie having scored 75 goals between them in all competitions this term. Salah struck his 37th in Saturday’s victory at Crystal Palace.

City boss Guardiola said: “Not just him (Salah) – Mane and Firmino, all three, they are almost unstoppable. They are fantastic, fantastic players.

“The way Liverpool play is so complicated for us. We know that. They are so quick, they are so good and it is tough.

“But it is the quarter-finals of the Champions League so we cannot expect, at that level, that something is going to be easy.”

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mates Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Est·dio do Drag„o. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

City are 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League and, having beaten Everton 3-0 on Saturday, can now secure the trophy if they beat rivals Manchester United next weekend.

Yet despite their dominance this season they were beaten, 4-3, by Liverpool on their last visit to Anfield in January.

Guardiola suggested after that game that his players may not have dealt with the atmosphere well as the Reds scored three goals in a blistering 10-minute spell in the second half.

“We lost…



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