Pep Guardiola: winning matches, not titles, is my motivation

Joe Cole was sent off on his Liverpool debut against Arsenal in 2010

"I told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane, I repeat and maybe tomorrow the reaction is the same: Pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that".

"I don't expect them to get as many points, score as many goals and be as dominant".

"If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".

Their failure to bring anyone in is the first time a Premier League club has not made a signing in the 15 years of the summer transfer window.

They did finish a distant 25 points adrift of Pep Guardiola's magnificent City side, however, and Klopp's men will have to make drastic improvements this season, if they are to have any chance of toppling the Citizens.

But as we know opening day games are never simple, often provide shocks, always unpredictable and most definitely full of incident.

"He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and he's one of the players that I have to speak to see how physically and mentally he feels".

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Crystal Palace are determined that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur target Wilfried Zaha will not leave Selhurst Park this summer. He's very much an integral part of Crystal Palace Football Club.

The 32-year-old played for his old club Everton last season and recently moved to the MLS where he joined D.C. United.

For all the doom and gloom hanging over United, who got their season underway last night, the fact remains they have a great squad with plenty of options.

It's just three weeks since the World Cup final and Premier League football has already forced its way kicking and screaming back into our lives. It is a short career.

Versatile full-back Matteo Darmian has been linked with a return to Italy, but injuries to summer signing Dalot and the experienced Antonio Valencia leaves them short at right-back. If I felt we could not improve the team I would call my chairman and say, "OK, I leave".

"I came back on Monday so it was very hard for the legs and the stamina but we played very well".

Cardiff have spent around £28.5m net this summer, boosting their squad with six arrivals, and Warnock, speaking before Saturday's game against Bournemouth, said: "We're not throwing money away or doing things we can't sustain".

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