Liverpool spent big after we raised the bar, says Man City boss

Tyler Owen
July 25, 2018

Although Pep Guardiola's Manchester City raced their way to the Premiership last season, England captain Harry Kane feels it will be a different story this time around. Last season we increased the levels of the Premier League.

"It's good to have interest from clubs, and my choice was to come to Manchester City", Mahrez told ESPN.

Manchester City very almost had a ideal 2017/18 season and midfielder Bernardo Silva has acknowledged that one trophy was missing from their cabinet. "I'm happy he's here", said when asked about his new team-mate.

"It's a big club, the football they play is wonderful, with a big manager".

While preparing for friendly matches against Liverpool and Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup, the Algeria international revealed Guardiola's winning habit drew him to City.

'When I first arrived in Monaco he had been there for a year and because of the language he was one of the players who helped me to adapt and start training well'.

"He played with me in Monaco and he's a really good guy".

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"As football trainers we are always in a unsafe position". If they believe it's the best for them, it's ideal for them.

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luis, left, battles over the ball with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze an International Champions Cup tournament in Chicago.

The Blues were without a host of key players for the trip due to their involvement in the World Cup, including Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, N'Golo Kante and Willian, although there was a debut for £50million midfielder Jorginho.

Jurgen Klopp could field a very strong Reds side against his rivals, with World Cup stars Mohamed Salah, Marko Grujic and Sadio Mane in line to make their first appearances of the 2018 preseason.

"He's very ambitious. He wants to win everything".

"As a person and as a player I wish him the best, but not on the pitch against me". "I talked with all the staff and we thought it would be good".

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