Liverpool's Klopp determined to make amends against Manchester City

  • Liverpool's Klopp determined to make amends against Manchester City

Liverpool's Klopp determined to make amends against Manchester City

For a neutral, this fixture is an absolute treat.

However, Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists Pep Guardiola's side are not unbeatable. For us it's a real test, going to Anfield, one of the most prestigious stadiums and teams in the world so we'll try to put on a good performance, it's a big game for us.

The City boss said the match against in-form Liverpool at Anfield would give him a good idea of how far his team could go in the Champions League this season.

It has been Sergio Auguero's time to shine of late, with four goals in City's last three games to take his tally for the season to 13, from 17 matches.

"I can imagine it's not attractive for the spectators when we play teams with 10 players around their own box, just defending and hoping for a set-piece or throw-in, anything".

"The fans are demanding attacking football".

Liverpool FC will take on Manchester City at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Jordan Henderson (hamstring), Alberto Moreno (ankle) and Daniel Sturridge (muscle) all remain out with their respective injuries.

City could become the first team to win a top-flight match at Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in the same season since Wimbledon in 1986-87.

Guardiola is pleased to see the high-possession, high-pressing and high-intensity approach he espouses has found popularity elsewhere in the Premier League, complimenting both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on the way they play.

'I like that because more than a manager, I'm a fan. We must make their life hard, and try to win.

Perhaps Raheem Sterling sums up the attacking instincts of Pep Guardiola best. The best futures prop might be for top goal scorer. This is a huge boost to a side that lost one of their key players in Philipe Coutinho to Barcelona last week.

But how could City line up against the Reds? This could be the most vital feature of this game. This is one of the reasons they have been successful. Guardiola's men had most of the second-half possession but couldn't break through.

Liverpool, though, is known for their incredible energy going forward and winning the ball in unsafe areas.

Who will come out on top between Van Dijk and Sergio Aguero? He has proven to be a menace for Liverpool in the past and it wouldn't be a surprise if he does score for the first time at Anfield.

There's already clamour for a new signing or two to compensate for losing the Brazilian, one which might grow louder despite City being favourites to win anyway.

Seri, who was close to a Barcelona move in the summer, would add more depth to the City midfield and is highly rated through his displays in Ligue 1.

Crucially for Liverpool's chances of derailing the leaders, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, who missed the last two matches with a groin problem, is fit and available for selection.