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Pep Guardiola must find missing European ingredients for Manchester City

(Ah Fat Talk Ball) - Even before Tuesday's Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola acknowledged his team were not ready to win Europe's elite club trophy.

Now the Spaniard's task, once the Premier League title is formally secured, will be to identify exactly what he needs to add to his team to progress further in Europe after their 5-1 aggregate quarter-final defeat to Juergen Klopp's side.

But Guardiola surely knows the exit to Monaco last season on away goals, after a 6-6 aggregate score, and defeat by Liverpool were not just about lack of experience in the competition.

The need for tighter defending to accompany the thrilling attacking football his teams are known for is an old issue that has re-appeared this week, with the three second half goals conceded in their 3-2 loss to United emphasising the point.

The addition of Kyle Walker and Aymeric Laporte have added quality to the defence and Benjamin Mendy made a promising start to the season at left back until injury halted his campaign.








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