They were 2-1 down to the Hammers on Monday with 22 minutes to go
while they beat Norwich with a solitary 78th-minute goal earlier this
Defender Van Dijk praised the mental strength of his teammates, who
have won 26 and drawn just one of their 27 Premier League matches.
“Not being nervous, that is the main thing,” he said. “Keep going and
keep playing and keep pressing. There will be moments when the opponent
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“They (West Ham) were a little bit better in the second half than the
beginning, they played quite well but I think not being nervous is the
Manchester City have won two in a row without conceding since their
two-match losing streak. This is Pep Guardiola’s first competitive
encounter with old rivals Real Madrid as City head coach. Pressure will
be on the Spaniard to deliver this season, particularly with the threat
of a Champions League ban next season.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp hailed his team’s “incredible” achievement after Monday’s 3-2 win over West Ham United saw them equal the record of 18 straight Premier League victories set by defending champions Manchester City in 2017.
Striker Sadio Mane scored in the 81st minute goal to secure the comeback
victory after Liverpool trailed 2-1 at Anfield and they can set a new
mark of 19 consecutive wins by beating Watford on Saturday.
“I said at the beginning we want to write our own stories, create our own history. Obviously, the boys took that seriously and that’s all cool but just not too important at the moment,” Klopp said.
“It’s so special. The numbers are incredible, so difficult. We are just in the situation and want to recover and prepare for the next game. Bet Now on NaijaBet
“The next opponent is really waiting and wants to fight us, the whole
stadium at Watford will go for us, that’s completely normal. There will
be a special atmosphere and we have to be 100% ready.”
Conversely, Bayern have failed to win just one of their last 11
competitive matches, with the only game they failed to win a 0-0 draw
with title rivals RB Leipzig. They’ll hope to earn a similar result to
the one they enjoyed on their last visit to London, where they beat
Bayern should secure a first leg advantage in what promises to be an entertaining encounter in west London.
Chelsea– Andreas Christiensen played the full 90
minutes of Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday with a face mask
and should be fine to start here.