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 face-to-face clash on Wednesday.
The Spanish coach led Manchester City to the title of "Premier League" by a point of an orphan from Liverpool, in a season of fire continued to thrill until the last round.
Both clubs renew their opponents when they meet at Wembley in the opening game of the season. The league match is played between the league and cup champions, and since Citi has won the two championships, he will face Liverpool and his side in the league.
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.
German coach Juergen Klub lost last season to an orphan spot against City and replaced the loss of the Champions League crown with a Champions League win over Tottenham in June, securing their sixth title in the continental competition.
Despite some skirmishes this week, when Clobber spoke of Seetti's massive spending in recent years in the signing of the Guardiola players, the Spaniard still appreciates the Liverpool coach and his team at Anfield.
"He inspires me in many things," said the former Barcelona coach and Bayern Munich. He is a fine coach, a global coach. He is very good and facing his teams is a big challenge to me every time. "
Club's allegations have suggested that City, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Spaniard Paris Saint Germain, are spending a lot of money on contracts, a frenzy that could last for 10 months when the English Premier League starts next season.
With Liverpool failing to win the league title since 1990, and Citi's bid for the Champions League for the first time in their history, the two sides will be happy if they exchange roles next season.
But Guardiola knows that his team will be crowned the first team since Manchester United (2006-2009) crowned three times in the top.
"We won almost every title, but not all of them. It was remarkable. Now we start from scratch. But we are ready to accept the challenge ».
Maherz, Ederson and Aguero
12 months ago, Guardiola warned of excess satisfaction after reaching the 100 point mark in the 2017-2018 season of the world's most famous league,
But this time he takes a calm approach after being positively impressed by the maturity of his players in a shooting season against Liverpool. "These players convinced me of what they achieved last season."
Guardiola is expected to rest at the beginning of the season with Algerian midfielder Riad Mehrez, his Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson and his Argentine forward Sergio Aguero and Brazilian Gabriel Gizos after their participation in the African Nations Cup and Copa America.
Liverpool .. Unbalanced preparations
For Liverpool, the Community Shield match is a formal preparation for his season after a period of unbalanced preparations. Three losses and regular levels raised concerns about the potential fatigue of the players from their long career in the Champions League.
Senegalese striker Sadio Manet is still resting after reaching the African Nations Cup final, but Brazilian striker Roberto Fermino, Egyptian star Mohamed Salah and Brazilian goalkeeper Allison have returned from their international commitments in Africa and South America.
"When you're tired, it's hard for you to play the best football," said Klob, who won his team's shield for the last time in 2006. Now things are getting better. The quality of the returning players certainly helps. "
"When you're tired it's hard for you to play the best football."
«The club inspires me in many things. He's a fine coach, a world coach. "