Manchester City have improved too, Vincent Kompany warns Liverpool

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The general pattern from the recent fixtures between these sides (and from matches in general when Klopp faces a possession-based team) is that Liverpool start well because of their energetic pressing, but City play their way into the contest gradually.

"It's full credit to the manager for what he's done for Liverpool". It was a marker that they were coming for Chelsea's title.

Liverpool beat City 4-3 at Anfield in the league last season to end the visitors' unbeaten run in the top flight in 2017-18, which had stood at 22 matches. It's not that you go out of a game like this thinking now we have the solution to deal with Manchester City.

But with United already nine points adrift and Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea also playing catch-up, Liverpool know beating City is the key to ending that long wait. Benjamin Mendy is also fit for the game, and the return of the French worldwide is another positive for Pep to ponder in his team selection.

"You know you're always going to get a game there", he added. We beat them at home last season but at Anfield we weren't able to play well enough to beat them.

Goals seem to be on the agenda when these two meet and while both teams to score looks a good option, I don't see much value in the price at around [1.56] despite thinking it may well occur, I think I would prefer to look elsewhere for a bet. Looking back on last season, they were our bogey team.

"It's very tough, probably the toughest away game of the season in the Premier League", the Germany worldwide told ESPN FC.

Kevin De Bruyne could return from injury at Anfield and Walker admits a few of the Manchester City players have struggled for fitness after the World Cup.

Only time will tell whether he makes it or not, but it is an obvious positive that the Guinean's injury is not as serious as first feared. They are right. So we won the Premier League.

Liverpool's ability to get the better of Guardiola's tactics in recent meetings comes from an aggressive approach which limits the control City have on dominating key positions, and Milner will be vital in stopping their creative hub in Silva.

"Sunday is a great time to show we are up for the fight of retaining the Premier League, which no-one has done for a while". "But that depends on the Liverpool people, not on Manchester City". Super Sunday starts at 1pm live on Sky Sports Premier League.