Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpool players they are only halfway towards reaching the Champions League semi-finals as Manchester City are capable of producing a “thunderstorm”.
He explained: “We are here to not concede and to score to win the game so that is the plan.
“It always helps if you know about the problems, you deal with the problems but if we concede a goal nothing changes. We are still in the lead.
“It is about doing the right things, staying in the mood where we can bring in our strengths, playing in the right spaces, defending in the right spaces; attacking them in the right spaces.
“It would be the same if they were 3-0 up. It wouldn’t change anything.”
Despite Klopp’s enviable record against Guardiola, his Liverpool side were thrashed 5-0 on their most recent visit to the Etihad in September.
However, Klopp is convinced they will avoid a repeat of that nightmare on Tuesday, saying: “It is different. We are longer together. Things are better but it only shows us that these things are possible.
“We don’t need that information. We have to be at our best but that is how it should be if you want to go to the semi-finals of the Champions League.”