While the Reds are doing poorly this season. Most recently they were defeat by Napoli 4-1 in the UEFA Champions League. On Wednesday night, Reigning champions Pep Guardiola’s side showing outstanding form and maintaining consistent standards of title contenders since the start of the season.
Klopp admits the two teams have changed quite a bit, but City are looking stronger with the addition of Erling Haaland in the forward line. While Liverpool will need time to change.
“Haaland is an outstanding player and it definitely makes them a stronger team. You have to know that Pep thinks about it as much as I do. The team is always changing.
“We also get new players and lose one of the players who play regularly (Sadio Mane), so this takes time. What happened to City happened to us too. But when you see City play, see how they pass the ball into the box. Seeing Erling’s positioned position, it was difficult not to score.”
“But City have lost a lot of players and are in transition. Maybe even more than us It was one of the steps in the rebuilding of the already successful team: they lost Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, who have been in the starting XI for many years. Oleksandr Zinchenko is the same with Fernandenho. Either retire or maybe go back to Bravil. Everyone used to be important to City.”
“And this season is still a long way off. There is also a World Cup in the middle. No one knows what will happen next,” said Jurgen Klopp.