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I Will Not Rest Players In The UCL Ahead Of Liverpool Match – Pep Guardiola

PepManchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has said he will not rest anyone ahead of Sunday’s important trip to leaders, Liverpool.

Midfielder David Silva is presently ruled out of the Champions League match at Atalanta on Wednesday after getting injured in the 2-1 win over Southampton.

This means Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksander Zinchencko, Rodri, and Silva make up Pep’s injury list right now while Phil Foden will not be available vs Genk via suspension.

Klopp recently rested Fabinho vs Aston Villa with the threat of missing the Man City clash via suspension, but Pep is not willing to do that despite being five points clear at the top of Group C in Europe.

His words, “Do you think we can win four titles in one season if we prioritise games?” he said when asked about resting players.

“We’re going to play with the best team possible to win at Atalanta and after we go to Anfield.

“Nobody can assure me that if we don’t do what we have to do at Atalanta then we are going to make a better performance against Liverpool.

“The best way to face Atalanta is the way we played [against Southampton] and the best way to go to Anfield is to play a good game against Atalanta, who have been fighting with the top clubs in Italy for the last two or three seasons. That is the point.

“They can score four, five six goals every game so we are going to play with what we believe is the best team considering the regeneration, the opponents and the way they play, to make a good performance and qualify for the next stage of the Champions League.”

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On the Liverpool game, “We are going to try but I don’t think [we have to win],”

“How many centuries have they not lost at Anfield? We will see.

“They beat Aston Villa in the last minutes – so there are a lot of games to play. Many things are going to happen and there are a lot of games to play.”


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