Guardiola is conscious that his players may be affected mentally by these reverses and, while striking a positive note by saying his side can use the challenge as inspiration, he understands how hard the task is. The flawless scenario is to go through, but park the emotional game. "All the conditions have to be ideal", said the Spaniard.
"We want to go and score goals and have won the game at the final whistle".
"We don't need to think about how many goals we score, we just need to score the first one", he said. The flawless scenario is to go through.
Many have questioned previously whether Klopp's sides can kill off games when they need to and make a departure from their high-pressure, attacking game.
They were 3-0 up at halftime in Sevilla in their group stage match in November but ended up drawing 3-3 after a second-half comeback was completed with an added-time equaliser from Guido Pizarro.
He said: "We need titles in Europe but that is so complicated". Of course we know two defeats are not easy but that happens to the best teams in the world.
City can win the Champions League in the near future, he said. Hopefully we can do it.
"Maybe next year, but soon it will happen".
"To reach the semi-final would be for the second time in our attractive history".
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"He is a fantastic team manager and player manager as well".
"[Liverpool] are a team who fight for the ball and try to keep the players in the middle but we will be ready for tomorrow's game". What we done this season is awesome. It is a test, football like life is a challenge. We are happy to handle it. We have very often created a lot of chances in short periods of time and we have to be clinical.
"He knows the confidence I have in him, this season he grew up. We are in the lead, nothing else".
THE game takes place on Tuesday, April 10 at the Etihad Stadium.
When asked if Salah would play on Tuesday night, Klopp replied: "I'm not 100 per cent sure". Missiles were thrown at at City's bus last week, with the damage bad enough to remove the vehicle from commission for the trip home.
Liverpool were irresistible last week in their first-leg demolition of Man City.
There will, though, be an increased security presence.
Prior to his arrival at Anfield there were suggestions Liverpool's long-term pursuit was set to be hijacked by City, although Van Dijk would not be drawn on those claims.
Paris St Germain beat Barca 4-0 at the Parc des Princes in their last 16, first leg game only to be eliminated after a remarkable 6-1 win for the Catalans at the Nou Camp where three of the goals came in the final minutes of the game.