Man City Have To Show Some Balls
Manchester City have been warned by Frank Lampard that they are going to have to “show some balls” in a Champions League quarter-final second leg with Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola’s side will welcome the Reds to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday fully aware that they have a continental mountain to climb.
A 3-0 first leg defeat has left the Premier League leaders with it all to do if their European adventure is to be extended into the last four, with previously impeccable form deserting them at a crucial time.
Defeat at Anfield was followed a stunning derby reversal against Manchester United – with the Red Devils battling back from two goals down to prevail 3-2 – and Chelsea legend Lampard, who also had a brief spell at Man City, is looking for a positive response from City to a rare “bad patch”.