Liverpool have lived through many false dawns in the 29 years since last lifting an English league title, but the class of 2019-20 have the chance to prove they are the real deal when Premier League champions Manchester City visit Anfield today. City controlled the early portions of the match, and Bernardo Silva's pass in the box hit Alexander-Arnold's outstretched arm with City attacker Raheem Sterling running in behind.
Guardiola's team will travel to Anfield knowing that they need to win and that makes them unsafe, as they the attackers to carve through any team and also chief creator Kevin De Bruyne.
When the teams met at Anfield last October, it was their eighth league game of the season and the sides played out an uncharacteristically cagey goalless draw, although City's Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty. The right back switched the ball to left back Andy Robertson, whose subsequent cross to Salah left the ball on a platter for the Egyptian striker's run. "Liverpool have not been at their absolute peak lately, but they are relentless, and should they open the advantage up to nine points, it will be a long, long way back for the champions".
Ahead of the top-of-the-table clash, he said: "It's a big game, two really good teams face each other". What is the weak points of Liverpool?More news: Mercury’s rare Sun transit will happen on Monday: Here’s how to watch
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is fit to start against Premier League champions Manchester City after missing the midweek game with an illness.
However, Klopp's record stands firm against Guardiola. Guardiola's men can still field a team packed with quality despite their injury problems so I wouldn't be surprised if they get something from this game.
"Man City's weaknesses in defence will add to the game - you can only see goals in this one".
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Manchester City, meanwhile, are now second and six points behind the Reds as Pep Guardiola's men look to catch the Merseyside outfit and cut their lead down to three points.
"City will field two of Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and Fernandinho in the centre of their defence and it will be hard for the visitors to keep Liverpool's front three and especially the hugely influential Sadio Mane at arm's length".
"I do think that incident changed the way that a lot of neutrals looked at Liverpool".More news: On Berlin Wall Anniversary, Trump Calls Germany "Treasured" Ally
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