Potential Liverpool lineup against Manchester City

Virgil Van Dijk set to leave Celtic in summer transfer window

Klopp's side, in their first match since Philippe Coutinho left to join Barcelona, showed they still have enviable depth in attack, taking the lead in the ninth minute when Oxlade-Chamberlain marauded forward and thundered a shot past City stopper Ederson.

It could also mark the league debut of centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who was bought for £75 million (R1.3 billion).

This a bit hypocritical of me to consider Liverpool's good form while Manchester City are the most in-form team in Europe, but playing at Anfield makes the Reds somewhat unbeatable.

Jurgen Klopp has challenged his men to be fearless as Liverpool look to end Manchester City's unbeaten run in the Premier League today.

However, this move comes at a time when Liverpool will be facing the League favourite Manchester City as the Etihad side continues their unbeaten run to the campaign.

"He [Klopp] is not saying you have to step up now or do this or that, he just wants us to enjoy the game and try to do our best", the Dutch midfielder said.

That incident and the subsequent result had a shaping influence on both team's seasons, according to Klopp, whose side are fourth and 18 points behind City.

Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Jürgen Klopp or Josep Guardiola? I would expect the respect is mutual because they are smart people who will know our own quality is as good as their own.

In the press conference prior to the game on Saturday, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola highlighted the differences between the English press, which mainly focuses on the signings, and the Spanish press.

"We have such a strong group here, they really love working together, if you would have seen the sessions this week they are on fire".

Liverpool hounded and harassed City, with ex-Red Raheem Sterling in particular a target of Liverpool's players and crowd.

Another City goal would follow, with İlkay Gündoğan netting in injury time to set up a nervous last few minutes for the home fans.

Man City have not won at Anfield since 2003 in a run spanning 16 matches. Liverpool played well against us.

"But records are always there to be broken so maybe on Sunday Sergio can break that record".

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