Naby Keita’s fitness crucial to Liverpool’s hope for victory over Manchester City

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Liverpool are now second to City on goal difference alone but, for all the praise they've received so far this season, the Merseysiders have not won in three games - a League Cup draw and Premier League loss to Chelsea followed by Wednesday's 1-0 defeat by Napoli. He's got more confidence in his defence with Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, so knows when to push and when to protect.

"Yes, he had better teams, that is true, more experienced, Bayern, Barcelona, we don't have to talk about that. After none of these games you go into the dressing room and think, "Now we've got it, now we know how to beat Manchester City", because there is no real way, no one thing that you have to do", said Klopp.

The Liverpool goalkeeper has conceded only thrice, a number of par with Manchester City's number one. 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.

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In team news, Kevin De Bruyne could feature in the game which would be a huge boost for the Citizens. Klopp is likely to keep faith in the front three of Salah, Mane & Firmino as he looks to press Manchester City high up the pitch. They are top side and we try to be closer every time.

Defender Walker added: "We're the champions and we have a point to prove". We don't save lives, we don't create anything, we are not good in surgeries, we are only good in football.

City last visited Anfield in April for the first leg of a Champions League quarterfinal and that game was somewhat overshadowed by events prior to kick-off.


Match of the Day pundit and former Liverpool midfielder is intrigued by today's game and wonders how City will respond to last season's three losses against the Reds.

'I see us being stronger as well and that makes it a good game on Sunday'.

"That's not discarding Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal or whoever else is going to be up there, but we're both going into the game undefeated and hopefully we can come out on top".


Not 100 per cent sure, he had a back spasm.


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