Liverpool fans express their dismay at appointed referee for Manchester City clash

Manchester City v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Quarter Final – Second Leg – Etihad Stadium

Manchester City v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Quarter Final – Second Leg – Etihad Stadium

Guardiola said after the game it was effectively win or bust for his team's chances, arguing that if they dropped any more points, it'd be over.

Liverpool tore Arsenal to shreds on Sunday, hitting the top-four challengers for five goals in a rampant rout.

While Guardiola may well be correct with his assessment, given that Jurgen Klopp's side are unbeaten in 20 Premier League games so far this season, his words are clearly meant to put the pressure on the Reds. What we think about is 54 points - unbelievable, to be honest.

The Belgium worldwide, voted City's Player of the Season last time out, has been restricted to just nine appearances in all competitions this term due to a succession of injuries.

"Liverpool know what they have to do, we know what we have to do on Thursday".

"I don't know how he is", said Guardiola. "Our pride has been hurt over the last few weeks but we have everything to play for and it depends on us".

Confidence is high in the Liverpool ranks as the side are on a nine-game winning run and are yet to lose in the league this season. It is one of those key games you live for. We just want to win. David Silva and Sergio Aguero were both on target, with an own goal from James Ward-Prowse also helping their cause. "Every living soul that comes into the stadium on Thursday has to be ready to fight and give it to them", added the Belgian. But I definitely won't be stocking my fantasy roster with players from these two teams.

The striker was booked in the second half and then booed by the travelling support as he jogged off the pitch ten minutes later.

With the game having so much at stake, the smallest of details could be important - and supporters believe the Premier League's appointment of Taylor could be troublesome.

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