Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City players have cut holidays short

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This was certainly the case in a brilliant International Champions Cup game between Manchester City and Liverpool last night at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, with both teams providing individual highlights.

However, the Reds managed to reach a first Champions League final in 11 seasons before a 3-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the European Cup showpiece in Kiev. He is in that moment but he has absolutely no issues, I was not concerned about it otherwise he wouldn't have played. "He had a big impact together with Sadio and Dom (Salanke), and the midfield with Marko (Grujic), Pedro (Chirivella) and Ben (Woodburn) played fantastic". Nat Phillips on this level is surprised by himself, that's really cool; Raggy did well; and Caoimhin [Kelleher] had a nice save.

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luis left battles over the ball with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze
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'We only need to keep on working and make sure that in two weeks we have fresher legs than tonight'. "We can not only go for a 1-0 here, 1-0 there - I know if you win silverware in the end then people are probably happy, but the whole year was still rubbish". Ever since winning the Premier League with Leicester, he was ready to move on.

"I'm so proud and happy to be manager of these guys for that reason".

"It's so expensive and we spent a lot previous year because we had an old squad".

"If you lose a game, you lose a game". That's a positive thing for us that when there's speculation about your players it means they are playing well and performing, and he obviously has. And if we win a game, that's cool. We won against City, what does that mean?

The Reds' starts and finishes have been too poor for a side looking to challenge for the Premier League title, as they've either started the season looking seriously unprepared or ended it blowing hot and cold.

Liverpool are buzzing with optimism ahead of the 2018/19 season amidst a very successful transfer window, which has so far seen Naby Keïta, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and, more recently, Alisson Becker sign for the club.