But the Catalan coach need not have anxious that would prove a costly miss as Aguero made amends in stunning fashion by blasting into the top corner from 25 yards to double City's after just 13 minutes. "We are lucky to score three from the first four actions. Because they are professionals and I know they will react and it will be tougher".
"We can not forget Chelsea demand a lot of our pressing as they have a lot of quality, and Sergio sometimes was a little bit exhausted to do that, but of course in front of goal he is a special player".
It was a landmark day for the Argentine, who in scoring his 15th City treble equalled Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 11 hat-tricks and became the club's record league goalscorer with 160. "In the big games, we need the important players. this game belongs to the players and the important games belong to the special players", Guardiola added.
"I think the goal Salah scored today, you don't find a lot of players that would do what Bobby did in that moment", Klopp said. Manchester City play fantastic football and I saw an extraordinary team.
"Sergio is a player we depend on".
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And he was adamant that public money had not been used to swing the deal. "I think Brexit is clearly a major factor". Cable said. "It's actually self-harming and they should just stop".
Sarri admitted the mauling suffered against Pep Guardiola's men was hard to comprehend.
Jurgen Klopp's men came into this match off top spot for the first time since December as they dropped to second on goal difference following City's 2-0 victory at Everton on Thursday. That is why I demand from them.
Oh wait, how about the Carabao Cup final in two weeks time...