Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back for City in the 78th minute, drilling home a low cross from Angelino and the visitors enjoyed some late pressure but Liverpool held firm. Pep will look at the pace of Mane and the accusations of diving, but I can not see how these players will not be in a position to say there are goals here.
This was stopped at Old Trafford in a United draw, but Klopp and his men didn't look back, winning the next two Premier League matches.
You can pick out any of the points dropped as crucial last season but none more apparent than against your biggest rivals and eventual title winners City. Their record at Anfield is also formidable as they've not lost in their last 45 games on home soil so this is going to be an extremely tough game for an injury-hit City team.
Last season's games against Manchester City proved vital in the Premier League title race.
The incident led to huge protests from City players.
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"The boys want to play it, so it will be very interesting, and it will feel big for us, 100%". "Nine points clear; we are very happy with the situation but there are so many hard teams to beat in the league, so many hard grounds to go to that we all have in our minds that we shouldn't get carried away".
I don't think so.
With the champions wounded by a long-term injury to centre-back Aymeric Laporte and without Ederson on Sunday, Liverpool smelled blood and took their chance to land what appears a knockout blow to City's title defence. The mentality we have is we just have to carry on and keep doing better than we did against City.
"Chris has got a lot of caps and if we were bringing him in, it would be to play really and so that wasn't a consideration for this time".
"You have to win the Champions League (to qualify) as the European team, so that already makes it special".