Mourinho: Liverpool must win the Premier League

Sadio Mané is also back, and also scoring goals.

He played for Egypt at the World Cup but after missing the their opening game against Uruguay netted in the group games against Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia as The Pharaohs failed to reach the knock-out stage.

Sadio Mane netted a stoppage time penalty to give Liverpool victory but it was the return of Salah which grabbed the attention after he went off in the Champions League final last May with a shoulder injury.

The Spaniard told the club's official website: "It was incredible, what we did".

"I'm so proud and happy to be manager of these guys for that reason".

Fernandinho was outstanding there last season, of course, even contributing five goals and three assists, but he turned 33 in May and heads into his sixth season at the club having played almost a thousand more Premier League minutes than any other City player since 2013/14.

Despite two consecutive ICC defeats over the past week, Guardiola remains pleased with what he has seen from his young players, who had the lead against Liverpool prior to the introduction of Mohamed Salah in the second half.

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luis left battles over the ball with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says more records 'impossible'

The likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Sergio Aguero have enjoyed extended breaks following the World Cup. "To win two consecutive leagues is very complicated but we'll try to do that", concluded Silva.

Both Klopp and City boss Pep Guardiola were unimpressed with the makeshift playing surface in a venue used by the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL teams. "It's down to all of us to help him be the best player he can and do that as part of a team". That is a good example for the club.

"But we are not going to break any records in the Premier League any more, it is impossible, nearly impossible". We're going to see how many we have against Chelsea [in the Community Shield].and in what condition they will be, we will see.

Guardiola knows all about heavy spending, having already laid out just over £500 million on new players since taking over at the Etihad in the summer of 2016.

"Laporte had a little problem on the second day in Manchester", Guardiola said.

"Now he's in ideal condition, he trains with us but we didn't want to take a risk with him on this pitch because we need players for the beginning of the season".

  • Angelo Rivera