Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy heaps praise on manager Pep Guardiola

Guardiola guided Manchester City to the Premier League title last season as they became first team in English top-flight history to reach 100 points.

"Manchester City came as close as any team ever has to a ideal season, but their flaw made it clear that they were still vulnerable human beings like the rest of us".

'Salah is younger, it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the ¬future, but a guy who has the quality to score almost 50 goals in a season always has that quality, ' said Walker. Against Guardiola, Klopp tends to demand a faster, more direct approach to try to exploit City's high defensive line.

If Liverpool need to restore any confidence, they need only look back at their last three games against City -all wins.

Liverpool FC have an impressive record against Manchester City and the Merseyside club haven't lost to the Eastlands outfit since 2003. The Reds registered three wins over the Citizens during the 2017/18 season.

City boss Pep Guardiola said he believed in his players despite the daunting task ahead of them. "Only when the team play better and play good the striker has more chances to score goals".

"The three guys in front connect really well and it's a top side". Both the sides have won seven and drawn one in their last 8 league matches.

However, the Premier League fixture, which I was working at, was nip and tuck, and City...

Just seven games into the Premier League season, no knockout blow can be landed this weekend.

"The best way to protect the bus is for Liverpool fans to go into the stadium".

Coach Maurizio Sarri, who has talked up Hazard as one of the best players in the world, is nevertheless dangerously reliant on the Belgian playmaker, who scored Chelsea's goal against Liverpool in last week's 1-1 draw.

Klopp has been described as Pep Guardiola's nemesis but the German insisted there is no magic formula to beating City. That's why I kill myself for him every game, because I want to give back everything he teaches us on a daily basis. "But that's no problem; if you work hard, you earn it".