City's visit will provide evidence of whether Liverpool can cope without Philippe Coutinho following the Brazil forward's sale to Barcelona. We fancy the big center-back to do just that and give Pep Guardiola's side their first loss of the Premier League season. Klopp hailed Coutinho's "professionalism" as the Brazilian secured his dream move. Manchester City have changed the landscape of the domestic game and they're also beginning to redefine the rivalries in English football, too.
"But Liverpool vs City is so important to realise again, if we are able to do big things in this season".
There's also the Guardiola factor of course.
Liverpool know that three points will be just as valuable to them as they look to secure their position inside the top four.
Obviously with a possible quadruple still on the cards for the blue half of Manchester, Guardiola may choose to rotate his side ahead of key Champions League or domestic cup fixtures.
Sane added: "That's how my game was all the time from when I was young, to fight one-on-one".
"Alberto Moreno was in team training yesterday, the first full session".
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After Kevin De Bruyne's well-worked 55th-minute equalizer, Man City had to wait until the substitute headed in Bernardo Silva's cross to ensure Pep Guardiola's side has the edge going into the second leg in two weeks in southwest England.
According to Pearce, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to keep the striker and the club would only accept a permanent deal if he's to depart, although they would consider a loan later in January if they were to receive a "hefty" offer. "In two or three weeks, when we play Basel in the Champions League, he could be ready, two or three weeks he will be ready, I think". "You would obviously prefer to have that front with Coutinho as a No 10. The records are there to be broken".
Let's not forget their ongoing pursuit of Antoine Griezmann either and to a lesser extent, that of Paulo Dybala. Kane has hinted that Spurs will need to match his ambitions if they wish to hang on to him.
"And the ones that he missed were easier than the ones he scored!"
City had no problem winning at Old Trafford in their earlier matchup, but for Jose Mourinho, there would be few things sweeter than playing spoiler for his crosstown nemesis.
Guardiola is expecting Liverpool to attack having encountered Jurgen Klopp's teams many times. That is why they got him.