Despite being one of City’s key players throughout last season, the England worldwide was used only as a second-half substitute when the sides met on Merseyside in the Champions League quarter-finals in April.
Liverpool’s tough run of fixtures has tested their resolve, and although the performances could have been better, the fans and the manager won’t be too disappointed as they are still level on points with Man City.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has had a good start to the season with Liverpool, but at times his youth has got the better of him.
“The best way is that when people arrive at the stadium, they are going to see a football game and enjoy watching both sides”. I suspect he won’t change and will hope Klopp’s side are exhausted from the midweek trip to Napoli.
Guardiola said: “I don’t play against Jurgen, I try to win against Liverpool”.
They write: “Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could not hold Pep Guardiola or Manchester City in much higher esteem, although he is eager to beat them”. City managed to come from behind and find a late victor at Hoffenheim to record a 2-1 victory, while Liverpool were hit by a late victor in Napoli losing the game 1-0. When pushed on whether he could play tomorrow he said: “We’ll see tomorrow”.
One of only two league defeats suffered by Guardiola’s side in their title-winning campaign also came at Anfield, when they lost 4-3 in January. With eight wins from 14 meetings and just five defeats, Klopp boasts a record against Guardiola that is the envy of many other managers. Salah remains an excellent player and will score goals in the future.
The two favourites to win the Premier League this season meet at Anfield on Sunday in their first clash since last season’s Champions League quarter-final. And he wants us to call him Pep. “Benjamin Mendy trained with us today and is in contention”. So stick around and I’ll give you instant highlights of the goals as they go in, along with the usual pre-match chat. But why would you ever want to put money on them coming home with a result!?