Manchester City's Raheem Sterling must handle Liverpool returns better - Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

City don't seem like they are going to drop too many points this season, so the two fixtures between the two sides could decide who takes home the title next year.

Klopp was asked if the Liverpool midfielder would be fit for the City clash in his pre-match press conference, and admitted he was unsure.

"Sitting back is not a solution against City", Klopp once said and he means that although, interestingly, Liverpool have been less full-throttle this season.

"I'm not 100 per cent sure yet", the Liverpool Echo quote the German manager as saying.

The Premier League's top two sides will lock horns at Anfield this afternoon, with both sides putting their unbeaten runs on the line.

Such sentiments are firmly shared by Henderson, who has outlined the collective determination within the squad to conjure up a much-improved performance against Pep Guardiola's reigning champions. I think they're better this season, as the results tell.

He has never produced his best form at his old club - losing all four games with City - and was a substitute for their most recent clash in April, when City were beaten 3-0 in the Champions League quarterfinal.

"The three guys in front connect really well and it's a top side".

With Kevin De Bruyne unlikely to return straight to the starting lineup the onus will remain on the Spaniard to keep City ticking, and the former England worldwide is likely to be given the task of stopping him. Liverpool's defence has performed well this season, although space can open up in their right-back zone - Eden Hazard twice got in behind in that zone last week.

Defensive stability is something Liverpool have managed this season when you compare this team to last season's outfit.

"We respect Manchester City for what they've achieved and the quality they have, but it's respect and not fear". "Only when the team play better and play good the striker has more chances to score goals".

"Now we will have three days together until we play City and make the boys aware of what was wrong".

City's team bus was attacked by Liverpool fans throwing bottles and missiles on their last visit to Anfield back in April, for their Champions League quarter-final.

"There is no real way, no one thing that you have to do".

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