Liverpool v Manchester City — Big Match Focus

Liverpool v Manchester City — Big Match Focus

City had to use another coach for their journey home. But Guardiola feels that should be unnecessary. "The best way to protect the bus is for Liverpool fans to go into the stadium".

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

"Why should the police need to be there?" Are you kidding me?

Since then Manchester City have achieved three Premier League crowns, a feat that Liverpool have not yet managed to complete.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "I don't think it makes sense in this moment to think about the title". He will be in today, but I don't know if he can do something.

Guardiola said on Friday playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, out since August with a knee injury, would be assessed ahead of the game.

While Salah was taken off earlier in that contest, the front three have hardly been rested this season by Klopp.

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has lavished praise on his current manager Pep Guardiola.

Jurgen Klopp's side now sit level on points with Man City at the top of the Premier League table.

"It's obviously going to be a tough game, but we've shown in recent games that we have the ability to beat them, to go toe-to-toe with them, and that's what we'll be looking to do again on Sunday - to go at them and try to win the game. They are a top side and reached the Champions League final".

After strengthening significantly in the summer, the expectation will be on Liverpool in getting a result with the hope of reclaiming the league title for the first time since the 89/90 season.

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Each meeting between the two club's in recent years has seen Firmino act as a personal body guard for Fernandinho, effectively meaning his national compatriot has been unable to receive the ball without the Liverpool forward's say-so.

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

Keita's energy, technique and work-rate has meant the Guinean star has fitted straight into the Liverpool side this season.

The Reds went down 1-0 to the Serie A side in their second Champions League group match at the San Paolo after failing to register a single shot on target in the contest. That's our aim and we know we can do it, it's about doing it on the day.

On the City side of things, Sergio Aguero has been passed fit, and is [2.22], but bear in mind he has never scored at Anfield in 11 attempts for City and Atletico Madrid.

"A lot of times it was really close but there was no real ideal decision".

"So there's nothing better than playing these type of games".

"My faith in the team is so big". And he wants us to call him Pep.

You can also get those odds through Paddy Power, Bet Victor and Unibet - while Guardiola's team are valued at 15/8, 9/5 and 7/4 by various shops.

"It's a massive game", the full-back told Liverpool's official website.

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