Jamie Carragher makes worrying Man City Premier League title prediciton

Liverpool vs Man City starting lineups

Liverpool vs Man City starting lineups

Of course, that 1-0 loss was only Liverpool's second of the season, and neither of those reverses have come in the Premier League.

There's definitely the need to win for Jurgen Klopp's men and having beaten the Citizens on Merseyside last term, they are (2.55) with BetKing for another win.

Ahead of the game, Klopp said he was relaxed about Mohamed Salah, explaining: "Obviously, expectations changed, that's normal".

Opta tell us that Klopp's record of seven wins against Guardiola is unprecedented - no other coach has bested the Catalan schemer more often.

City go into Sunday's clash with a slight lead at the top of the Premier League, just ahead of Liverpool on goal difference. We try to be close to them. "Last season we lost the game unfortunately at Anfield in the Premier League because of two or three mistakes in the game and they scored three times out of three mistakes".

"What I know, because I know how I would be in that situation, is that they lost the quarter-finals against us previous year and the league game here after a long run without a defeat and they want to respond". "We have to battle and fight with them for different things in the league, and maybe in the Champions League at one point if it comes to that again". If we would not entertain the people, why would we play it then? He set completely new standards last year [for goalscoring], but for all the rest [of his game] it's what he did last year.

"You have to be careful because, especially their front three, any single mistake you make they can punish you so quickly - so we have to be very careful", he added.

The Reds host the champions at Anfield for a vital encounter this weekend, hoping to win a sixth match in a row at home to the Cityzens. In Guardiola's three seasons at Bayern Munich, he won the Bundesliga three times, and two of those were while Klopp was at Borussia Dortmund. "They are a top side and reached the Champions League final".

"It's not always possible and it's always hard work but that's really an important thing".