Van Dijk knows how a defense could stop Mohamed Salah

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In that time, Salah pulled five goals clear in the race to become the Premier League's top scorer.

Salah is enjoying the most prolific campaign by a Liverpool player since Ian Rush bagged 40 goals in 1986-87, but Mane believes there's much more to come from his team-mate ahead of Wednesday night's quarter-final first leg at Anfield.

Salah will face off against Kevin De Bruyne in the European tie, with the Belgium worldwide viewed as the only rival to Salah for the PFA Player of the Year award.

De Bruyne does make a compelling argument, and rightfully questions the task of trying to choose himself and Salah. It's totally different, I played [against Everton] like a defensive midfielder, how you can compare me to an inside forward?

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Asked whether the Egypt worldwide could do serious damage to City, having already scored against them in their only Premier League defeat so far at Anfield in January, Van Dijk said: "That's what everyone knows".

It is even said the Red Devils would be willing to pay as much as £175m to lure the winger away from Merseyside to Manchester.

Kane won the award for the last two seasons, but missed the last three weeks with a ligament injury.

But Guardiola is not concerned by any potential hostility they will face.

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'We got our reward in the end and we deserved to win.

Mane brought Liverpool level moments after half-time with a classy close-range finish following Luka Milivojevic's penalty had put the Eagles in front.

"This is a nice place to play football".

'He didn't give it but I was not focused on that because it's part of what can happen. "Hopefully it will be well and Liverpool fans can show their history speaks for itself".

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