Aguero or Salah? Guardiola says Liverpool star no match for Man City ace

first_img Sergio Aguero has five goals in seven Premier League games this season 3 Raheem Sterling is expected to start against his former club Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow 3 Pep Guardiola says comparisons between Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero are premature.The Manchester City boss claims the Liverpool star must remain consistent for the next “seven or eight years” to be talked about alongside Aguero. Mo Salah has scored three times in six Premier League games this season Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED gameday cracker City were beaten 3-0 in that Champions League quarter-final first leg after conceding three times in the space of 19 minutes in the first half.It was a similar story for City in the Premier League encounter at the same ground in January, when three goals in nine second-half minutes proved their downfall in a 4-3 loss.They were rare blips in an outstanding season and Guardiola is determined to prevent Liverpool building momentum in such fashion again by fighting fire with fire.He said: “The problem was in the Premier League we conceded three in five or six minutes. It went 2-1, 3-1, 4-1. We have to avoid that because it’s Anfield.“With our luck we have to score goals at Anfield. I think they are going to score goals. At Anfield if you don’t score goals it is complicated. If we don’t score goals we are not going to win.” deals England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED “He (Salah) is younger and it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the future,” said Guardiola, talking ahead of City’s trip to Liverpool on Sunday.“But a guy who has the quality to score 50 goals in a season always has that quality. But football is all about ups and downs.“Salah remains an excellent player and will score goals in the future. When you are in there scenting goals sometimes this happens.“Sergio has scored a lot of goals but there were periods when he didn’t score goals.“How many years has Sergio scored all those goals, eight or nine years? For Salah it was the first one so we will see in seven or eight years.”Guardiola, meanwhile, insists he has no concerns about starting Raheem Sterling at his former club.Sterling has received hostile receptions and struggled in games back at Anfield since leaving the Reds for City in 2015. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star center_img shining Latest Premier League News 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Despite being one of City’s key players throughout last season, the England international was used only as a second-half substitute when the sides met on Merseyside in the Champions League quarter-finals in April.But Guardiola claims that was a tactical decision and he is not shielding the 23-year-old, who he expects will learn to cope with the challenges of returning to his old stomping ground.City travel to Anfield this weekend in an eagerly anticipated early-season clash of the Premier League’s top two sides.Guardiola said: “The reason why last time he didn’t play was for other reasons, tactical. What I wanted to do was have Kyle Walker on the right side attacking more than him. That was the plan. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.“I don’t think about that (crowd reaction). Even if that happens – maybe it affects him, maybe not – but being so young, he has to learn about that.“When he has been a player for us for a long time, and hopefully it will be for a long time, sooner or later he will go many times to Anfield.“He grew up there, he has a good memories about his period there. Of course the Liverpool fans want (him) to play bad, and he has played bad but he wants to play good. Normally I don’t do it for that reason.” tense Salah had an outstanding debut season for Liverpool, scoring 32 goals in 36 Premier League games in 2017/18, although hasn’t yet looked at his very best this term.Guardiola rates the Egyptian highly, however he says the Reds ace has some way to go to match his own star forward, Aguero.The Argentine is City’s all-time top scorer, having found the net 148 times since his arrival in England in 2011. no dice silverware Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January last_img read more