Kompany ready to battle Liverpool

first_imgCaptain Vincent Kompany admits Manchester City had their pride hit by recent defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City but will “pull everything out of the locker” against Liverpool.  A 3-2 reverse at home against Palace  was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium , though the reigning Premier League champions returned to winning ways with a 3-1 result at Southampton on Sunday .  The three points picked up on the road lift Pep Guardiola’s men back up to second place in the Premier League table prior to their pivotal clash with leaders Liverpool on Thursday.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero, either side of a James Ward-Prowse own goal, made sure City took full advantage of Tottenham’s defeat to Wolves a day earlier, with Kompany delighted with the performance following recent setbacks in their title defence.  “It was more than just the result – it was about the way we played,” the defender told Sky Sports.  “We’re not focusing on anything much other than our performance. We have to be hungry and aggressive.  “We’ve been hit in our pride recently and that’s how a team has to react.”FULL TIME | What a 2018 we had! Let’s make 2019 even better!1-3 #SOUMCI pic.twitter.com/OQE39I0tFE — Manchester City (@ManCity) December 30, 2018 City and Liverpool fought out a goalless draw at Anfield in October but Kompany insisted his team would hold nothing back against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday.”We want to kick on,” said the Belgium international.”We’ve got four competitions to play for in an incredible season. Today was a step in the right direction.”We go into the next game in the same frame of mind, as always. We just want to win.”We need to be ready for a fight and ready to take it to them [Liverpool] and try to win. We should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more