War of Words - Klopp v Guardiola

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They will host the champions Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon in what could end up being a season-defining match.

Man City have been dealt a major blow with the news that Ederson is set to miss out after suffering a thigh injury against Atalanta so Claudio Bravo is expected to deputise between the sticks. City controlled the early portions of the match, and Bernardo Silva's pass in the box hit Alexander-Arnold's outstretched arm with City attacker Raheem Sterling running in behind.

"Last season we won the Premier League (against) the best contender I ever faced in my career", said Guardiola on Friday.

The Reds are unbeaten in the league this campaign after a flying start, while rivals City have already slipped up with two defeats so far.

"Right now Liverpool are the strongest team in the world".

It's a rivalry that has grown in the last few years as both sides tussle for supremacy as the top team in England.

That would effectively mean a Liverpool side that has lost only one of their past 50 league games would need to lose at least three of their next 26 to let City back in. The most important thing is they are still yet to lose a Premier League game and they will be hoping to maintain that run for as long as possible.

However, Klopp's record stands firm against Guardiola.

No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Liverpool vs Man City clash is available on here. "Liverpool are vulnerable defensively and have not been as good as past year, as we all knew, but they will be fairly happy with a point as it keeps everything going and ticking along".

"Do City and Liverpool play tactics here?"

City and Liverpool were locked in an intense battle for the Premier League title all last season and City pipped them to it by one point on the final day.

"In the hope that the sides don't cancel each other out and they both go for the win, I believe it will be the Reds who extend their lead over the champions to nine points".

"City will field two of Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and Fernandinho in the centre of their defence and it will be hard for the visitors to keep Liverpool's front three and especially the hugely influential Sadio Mane at arm's length".

Liverpool's quest to end a 30-year wait to reclaim the domestic crown that once took nearly permanent residency in Anfield's trophy room reaches a defining moment on Sunday.

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