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