Youth gives Guardiola, Man City glimpse of squad depth

David Silva

David Silva

This was certainly the case in a brilliant International Champions Cup game between Manchester City and Liverpool last night at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, with both teams providing individual highlights.

The Reds arrived at the MetLife Stadium for the second game of their United States tour boosted by the availability of Salah, Mane, Marko Grujic and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Sadio Mane wasted two great chances during the closing stages but it did not matter as he stepped up and converted a 94th-minute penalty after Solanke was bundled over. "I grew up and am a more mature guy".

"Who I will play for I don't know".

Club-record signing Mahrez was substituted in the 28th minute due to ankle problem in City's 3-2 win over Bayern at the International Champions Cup on Saturday.

The Spain worldwide has been an integral part of City's success, scoring 61 goals and providing 115 assists in 346 appearances to help the club win three league titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups since his arrival 2010.

Niko Kovac admits he faces a long road to be considered as successful at Bayern Munich as one-time mentor and current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. I'm happy they've had success.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ruled out another record-breaking English Premier League campaign, insisting that a repeat of last season's feats will be "impossible".

"When you see Robben, Coman, Wagner, Ribery and these exceptional players they make a difference but we overcame the situation". He played balls in behind and made life hard.

Liverpool were trailing when he was introduced after German worldwide Leroy Sane, also behind some players in his preseason schedule, raced cleared of the Liverpool defence and confidently fired a shot under Caoimhin Kelleher for a 57th-minute opener.

"Hopefully, in the Champions League, we can meet each other". "We made some changes and in the last few minutes, Liverpool deserved to score goals".

"We are going to adapt, it's a simple as that".

"It's only a game we played and a lot of good moments which we can use and a lot of bad moments we can work on".

Pre-season friendlies are all about gaining fitness and getting minutes under the belt for players and that's exactly what Salah needs after his disappointment at the World Cup. "We judge intention and intentions were so good".

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