Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has urged his players to prepare for the "great challenge" against Liverpool in the English Premier League by winning their early clash on Sunday in the Community Shield.
Guardiola said that German coach Juergen Klopp's statements about the size of the city's spending were illogical, and called on players to come back inside the stadium.
The Spanish coach led Manchester City to the Premiership title by a point behind Liverpool, in a flaming season that continued to thrill until the last round.
The two clubs renew their opponents when they meet at Wembley in the opening game of the season, which is held between the league and cup champions, and since City has won the titles, will face Liverpool and its summer host.
While City have won an unprecedented domestic trophy last season with the League, the Cup and the League Cup, and as betting companies seek to win the trophy for the third season of the season, Guardiola realizes how difficult the task is against Liverpool.