Klopp also admitted he would prefer to take back his comment on tactical fouls, saying: "I then said what I said but come on, I can't let it go completely without a comment!" I don't see him not playing on Sunday'. "I've never gone into a game feeling like an outsider and feeling like I'm not going to win", he said.
The defending champions head to Liverpool on the back of a 1-1 draw in Atalanta when they finished with 10 men and Kyle Walker in goal after Ederson picked up an injury and back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was sent off.
Liverpool FC have managed to remain unbeaten in their opening 11 games, including victories over Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
"So probably right now they are the strongest team in the world". "How exactly it will be, I don't know".
But the Reds are facing a daunting run of games, playing every few days from after the worldwide break until the new year, and Klopp says every Premier League point amassed so far will be needed to help them through that period.
"For me he's the best manager in the world and we have the chance to win against his team which is very hard but possible. The whole world will be watching that game, I would 100 per cent, everybody I know will, so it's a massive one". I don't really care - we want to win. "Statistics are okay but it is a game, it's about 94 minutes, 95, 96 and what you have to do to beat them". Then after that we will see how the situation is and use that situation.
"But it's a big one, we know that".
Dimitar Berbatov is backing Manchester City to blow the title race wide open by beating Liverpool FC at Anfield on Sunday.. "Maybe other teams can do it a different way but this is the only way we can beat them".
"I like to think about what we can do. I expect a tight game".
"The big games are the ones you want to play, and if you want to compete for titles you have to be the best", he said.