Gabriel Jesus has set his sights on Liverpool after making a goalscoring return to action for Manchester City.
The Brazil striker came off the bench to turn Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Olympiacos at the Etihad Stadium decisively in City’s favour.
It was the 23-year-old’s first appearance since suffering a thigh injury in the opening game of the season and the first time in three games City have had a specialist centre forward on the field.
That should give Pep Guardiola’s side a lift for what Jesus sees as a crunch clash against champions Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
“It’s a very important game for us,” said Jesus. “It’s a direct confrontation against the leader of the table.
“We need to be very focused, especially playing at home. We need to play our way and try to win the game. We need to win those three points if we want to aspire to win the Premier League again.”