Guardiola: "Feyenoord have won more European trophies than Manchester City"

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Sam Lee has followed City around Europe in recent seasons and is in the Netherlands ahead of a new season of European football for Pep Guardiola's side. "He was so important last season - six players finished their contract and he was the only one who stayed because he's a special player".

Guardiola and Toure have had a fraught relationship at times.

"Lovren was on the bench and I always think if you are on the bench then you should be fit enough to play, so I can't understand why Klavan played".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday said he knew the club's appeal to reduce Sadio Mane's three-match suspension would be "a waste of time".

Asked whether Toure would play soon, Guardiola said: "Hopefully - it depends on the player". A win is possible, that is always possible.

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita is set to join Liverpool next summer after the two clubs agreed a deal last month.

After mauling 10-man Liverpool 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, City now travel to face the Dutch champions - who face a daunting prospect after a 15-year absence from the competition's group stage. There were a lot of situations in the last few weeks which were similar and all the other players were lucky; only Sadio and Ederson were not lucky.

City defender John Stones praised the keeper's bravery, saying: "Ederson has got on with it straight away".

"He just wants to be around the team and be in that environment. Everyone has seen his face, the stitches, the swelling - but he's put a scrum cap on and he's been training today".

I will head northbound instead to Manchester for the night's best bet and Paul Pogba in the anytime scorer market at 9/4. "I won in 2006 and [between] the big teams the difference is not big, it's small".

Pascal Gross was the star of the show as his twin strikes set the Seagulls on course for their first win of the season.

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