Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp raves about Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling

Ross Houston
November 9, 2019

That in turn rules him out of the match against Liverpool, but Kopites believe Guardiola is just trying to play some mind games.

"For me, it's a 100 per cent want-to-win game - 100 per cent with all I have", he said.

Ederson was taken off at half-time of Manchester City's chaotic 1-1 draw against Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Merseyside Police are working with Liverpool and Manchester City to ensure supporters "have a safe and enjoyable afternoon" when the clubs meet in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

"Thank God there is a rivalry as that means we are in a not bad place as well". I hope we can organise for me to see him before the game for a couple of minutes - I really want to. "Respect the guy, he's an incredible top goalkeeper".

'It's amusing, because I remember during 2012 when we first won the league that I was getting a lot of messages from Liverpool fans telling me that we had to beat United to the title, ' Kompany added.

Both teams have been playing with fire and are somewhat fortunate to be on their current point totals, but that's especially true for Liverpool, who are six points clear despite having a goal difference eight goals worse than City (+16 vs +24).

The Champions League quarter-final meeting between the sides in April 2018 was marred by unsavoury pre-match events that saw City's team bus come under attack from Liverpool fans outside Anfield.

"I don't think we struggle with convincing players". We know how big this game is for us. for everyone.

"You can not be only offensive but if you are not courageous against Man City you have no chance, not even for a point", he added.

"I think in November it (the title race) never ends", he added.

"If you lose, you know there is going to be a big gap, but we have to take it as it is, compete, and see what happens".

In short, Firmino may be the man who moves us one step closer to claiming the Premier League title.

"And, of course, with the years the rivalry has grown more, and in this match it will not be different".

"The welcome is a nice part of football, but if you overstep the line then it's not allowed that you do it any more".

"Liverpool's advantage is such that a draw would probably suit Klopp more than Guardiola, who even when the sides were level on points for the same fixture last October adopted a more conservative approach. And he did it - in three or four years he built something marvellous to watch".

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