Liverpool are looking for a sixth successive Anfield league victory over City for the time since 1972-1981, when they won 10 in a row.
Naby Keita of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.
The general pattern from the recent fixtures between these sides (and from matches in general when Klopp faces a possession-based team) is that Liverpool start well because of their energetic pressing, but City play their way into the contest gradually.
"It's very tough, probably the toughest away game of the season in the Premier League", admitted City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who worked under Klopp for four years at Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool beat City 4-3 at Anfield in the league last season to end the visitors' unbeaten run in the top flight in 2017-18, which had stood at 22 matches.
A year ago, Man City went to Chelsea and won 1-0 with a wonderful goal from Kevin de Bruyne. We have to prove that we are as good as we can be and we have shown that in a few moments.
The City striker is lethal in front of goal but he has struggled to make an impact at Anfield throughout his career having failed to score in any of his nine games, a record the towering van Dijk will hope to continue on Sunday.
"Now we will have three days together until we play City and make the boys aware of what was wrong".
"The best way is that we should not need the police".
It's time for clash of the season, as Liverpool takes on Manchester City. both teams are only separated by a margin of six goals. Klopp is likely to keep faith in the front three of Salah, Mane & Firmino as he looks to press Manchester City high up the pitch. Each striker could write a book about these moments when you score without knowing how exactly it works, how you did it, with each ball in a ideal way and stuff like that. He has a lot of weapons to attack you and they are masters in taking advantage of your mistakes.
"Salah scored three goals against City last season and they will write him off at their peril".
Does Klopp have the upper hand over Guardiola? I see what he did in different teams. I think they're better this season, as the results tell.