Published: Sun, January 06, 2019
Life&Culture | By Mildred Hamilton

Guardiola warned by FA after touchline rant

Guardiola warned by FA after touchline rant

Trent Alexander-Arnold feels Liverpool can take inspiration from Manchester City after the champions ended the Reds' unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

The Dutchman believes Manchester City possess better players - but insists that Klopp is giving Pep Guardiola a masterclass in coaching.

"Fernandinho's specific qualities, we do not have a replacement for him - his kind of duels, the way he is going backwards", said the City manager. "Liverpool just need to relax, get some wins under their belt, maybe improve that lead if they can over the next month to six weeks". They won and we are very disappointed but we will focus on recovering and making sure we are ready for the next game. Now it was 50:50.

Matip has been out since fracturing his collarbone during the final seconds of Liverpool's Champions League win over Napoli last month. We all know that a full strength Liverpool side is a lot better than a full strength Wolves side, but I'd argue strongly that a rotated Reds line-up is even more superior to a rotated Wolves line-up. You can not blink. You get punished, all the games are high tension, so you have to be careful all the time.' City found a different way to win against Jurgen Klopp's side, defending courageously late on to preserve their lead.

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The 22-year-old can play across all three positions in a front three and has been a regular scorer once again this season with 13 goals and three assists from 21 games which highlights his importance. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.

"It is not luck and using momentum. It's a real tough situation".

"We want to win everything but you can not win it in the first game". It's now a little bit more interesting.

As such, he can hope for a debut on Monday night when Liverpool face Wolves in the FA Cup.

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Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno are confirmed starters, while teenagers Rafael Camacho and Curtis Jones could make their senior debuts.

"He [Mignolet] will play, of course", the boss said. "We are a better team when we play with emotions".

So it has proved by early January, a game in hand and a head-to-head victory having brought City right back into the picture.

"That's how he is, he's a fantastic professional, and did brilliantly so far".

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