Monaco's Jardim hails win: 'Against English teams we have good results'

  • Monaco's Jardim hails win: 'Against English teams we have good results'

Monaco's Jardim hails win: 'Against English teams we have good results'

Jordan Henderson remains out of action with a foot injury the Liverpool manager hopes will be sorted out after the global break and in time for the visit of Everton to Anfield on April 1.

Read on for a transcript of the manager's thoughts on these subjects... Despite the French side missing top scorer Radamel Falcao through injury, they still managed to get the three goals that they required. Actually, I can't remember a not important game in the Premier League, to be honest.

"It is hard to play against City and not concede but we are the best attacking side in the world and I told my players if they scored three goals they would qualify". Monaco is an unbelievably skilled side, full of youth, talent and all that stuff.

With 10 games left to play, the Merseysiders find themselves in the midst of tussle for the top four. We should be able to expect a better performance from English clubs in next season's Champions League.

City go into the weekend third in the Premier League table, one point above fourth-place Liverpool with a game in hand.

The two sides have built up reputations for having shaky back lines this season with summer goalkeeper signings Claudio Bravo and Loris Karius also coming under a lot of criticism. We gave them too much respect and against these kind of players we put ourselves in danger.

"For me City is the most hard team to play", said the Liverpool manager, who oversaw a 4-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium last season. "You don't have that in other leagues and that makes it really hard to succeed every week". A lot of teams felt that already!

Liverpool have a few more fitness issues to deal with.

Former midfielder Dietmar Hamann has predicted a low-scoring draw between Liverpool and Manchester City. Interesting. We need points on Sunday and we need to respond from Wednesday's disappointments. He prefers to win the Champions League, he was not there (at the game) but he is always close.

Asked whether Monaco should fear a team in the quarter-finals or if they should be feared instead, coach Leonardo Jardim said: "The second option". That's the only thing you can do after a game like this.

But he said that City would come back stronger next term. It's a real challenge to play against them. I was sometimes in semi-finals, losing some of them looking to score goals. "After that we are going to see". We should concentrate on the football side. "I have no idea", he said.

Klopp confirmed England worldwide duo of Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Hendersonwill miss the tie against City, while the former Borussia Dortmund manager was waiting over the fitness of Firmino and Divock Origi. What do you believe (his reaction was)? "From yesterday we officially started negotiating with different clubs about his future", he told Sky Sports News.

Six consecutive away clean sheets before being undone by Monaco supports the theory that his defence are not entirely without merit, but Guardiola must get to the root of why his team veered so far off message with a quarter-final place there for the taking. Then I would say what's more [the case here] than in other countries - the result is everything. That's the difference. You can't compare one with the other.

Think you can do better than Lawro? We have to finish the game being what we are and what we have done from the beginning. It's really hard to become champions in England. the culture is different.