Ronaldinho tips Tottenham to overcome Manchester City and win the Champions League

Ronaldinho tips Tottenham to overcome Manchester City and win the Champions League

"I think everyone is fit", Guardiola said. "We gave the boys a lot of responsibility in these moments and they dealt with it sensationally". At this stage, without supporters you can not go through.

"I don't want to talk about that, the reality is the reality", he said.

Pep Guardiola's men can return to the summit with a win over the Eagles but Liverpool will be ready to take advantage of any slip-up by City at Selhurst Park when they welcome Chelsea to Anfield at 16.30pm.

'Liverpool Football Club would like to thank the players, staff, officials and supporters of Chelsea for their compassionate marking of the Hillsborough Anniversary during our fixture at the weekend, ' a club statement read. This is axiomatic. Every manager would be more successful with better players.

Pochettino welcomed Ronaldinho's prediction - the pair played at Paris Saint-Germain from 2001-03 before Ronaldinho, 39, joined Barcelona and won the 2006 Champions League.

Liverpool will be looking to cement their place at the top of the Premier League table with a win over Chelsea at Anfield this afternoon. I came here to play with my team the way we are playing the last 20 months; that is what I came here [for], to play the way I want to play. I want to play football.

"Plus, Spurs always had big problems in Manchester and got some heavy defeats".

'We would urge all Liverpool supporters to respect each other and stop such chants as they do not reflect the inclusivity that the club stands for.

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Acknowledging that much has been said and written in the press about his relationship with his former manager, he says that he only ever spoke to him twice. "The reality is the reality".

"Whatever happens tomorrow, we're going to be proud of our path in the Champions League [to this point], but that does not mean we're not going to fight".

"We have played with incredible personality in the last two or three months - for the last month we've known that if we drop points it will be more hard if not impossible to win the title".

Quadruple-chasing Manchester City will also have to be aware of the rules regarding VAR and away goals in their quarter-final clash against Tottenham.

"City for me is one of the best teams in the world and a clear favourite to win the Premier League and Champions League".

Spurs' first leg victory was helped by a noisy and intense atmosphere from the fans at their new 62,000-capacity stadium, and Guardiola said he needs the fans to generate a similar atmosphere if they are to make the semifinals.

The availability of City's Fernandinho is in the balance because of a lack of match fitness.

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