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Kevin Kilbane Hits Out At "Naïve" Guardiola

April 6, 2018, 14:00

“Liverpool Will Be In The Champions League Final”

Former Premier League stalwart Kevin Kilbane has branded Champions-elect Manchester City ‘naïve’ after their quarter-final defeat to Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Writing in his latest BoyleSports blog, Kilbane praised City’s football this season but claimed they are still lacking on the European stage:

“Manchester City have been naïve at times. Pep Guardiola’s mentality is ‘we’ll get the better of these no matter what’ but there was never any real plan to stop Liverpool and their attacking players. It was the same against Monaco last season when they conceded six goals and that’s ultimately why they were beaten on Wednesday.”

Kilbane also backed Liverpool to go on and reach this season’s final in Kiev: “I thought they were a great bet at 12/1 last week but I still think they’re good value at 11/2. If any team could concede three goals and go out of Europe it’s Liverpool but they can also hurt any of the sides remaining in the competition. Real Madrid are maybe best equipped to deal with them but I think Liverpool will go on to the Champions League final.”

Read Kevin Kilbane’s full BoyleSports blog post here. >


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