Liverpool v Manchester City — Big Match Focus

Klopp, though, thinks that tie showed Liverpool that they can not ever relax against Guardiola's men.

Martin Keown is backing Liverpool FC to ease to a 3-2 win over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday evening.

Defending Premier League champions City have leapfrogged Liverpool on top of the table, jumping ahead of Jurgen Klopp's side on goal difference.

City midfielder Silva said: "They bought a few players".

The Premier League's top two sides face off this weekend as leaders Manchester City travel to Liverpool in what is expected to be a high-intensity match.

Watch Liverpool for FREE on fuboTV: Watch over 67 live sports and entertainment channels with a 7-day FREE trial! "Of course, the Liverpool fans want him to play bad and he wants to play good, but I won't [leave him out] for that reason". But football is all about ups and downs.

It would suggest Klopp will always have a better chance in a cup competition and Guardiola in a league format. When you are in there, scenting goals, sometimes this happens. "He has probably carried City for a lot of years with his goals".

"How many years has Sergio scored all those goals, eight or nine years?"

It was feared the Belgian could be out for three months after suffering a knee injury in August.

"That is why the big, big players around Europe do that because it is the most hard thing".

Klopp has been described as Pep Guardiola's nemesis but the German insisted there is no magic formula to beating City.

"We try to be close to them in terms of many, many things". He's got more confidence in his defence with Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, so knows when to push and when to protect.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has had a good start to the season with Liverpool, but at times his youth has got the better of him.

"If Pep pulls it off, he'll be a genius".

"We've had a good season so far", he said.

City overcame a tough challenge from Bundesliga outfit TSG Hoffenheim and picked up their first win of the Champions League while Liverpool were beaten by Napoli away from home.

Guardiola guided Manchester City to the Premier League title last season as they became first team in English top-flight history to reach 100 points.

"It would be an understatement tosay that City won the titlelast season". Biggest gap to second place: 19.

That's all for today - enjoy the game!

  • Jacqueline Ellis