Man City fullback Walker: I'd rather mark Salah than Aguero

Jurgen Klopp Manager of Liverpool and Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola

Jurgen Klopp Manager of Liverpool and Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has surprisingly admitted that Kevin De Bruyne could be available for his side's trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

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Graeme Souness agreed with that sentiment. "They play for that", Guardiola said.

"It was a great game to play obviously and it's unlucky that we didn't score and unlucky [for City] that we didn't concede as well".

Mahrez should have hit the target on the hour-mark, but pulled his effort wide of the post, then Salah shot straight at Ederson as the game finally opened up in the second half.

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Opta tell us that Klopp's record of seven wins against Guardiola is unprecedented - no other coach has bested the Catalan schemer more often. "You can always wish for more but I saw that the boys gave everything".

And Neville believes Salah, Firmino and Mane have all "dropped off".

So should Klopp be rotating?

Liverpool, who have extended their run of successive home clean sheets in the league to nine matches, will have to contend with more esteemed opponents coming to Anfield and effecting the art of containment.

"Sergio has scored a lot of goals but there were periods when he didn't score goals".

"Can these three really keep their energy levels up every single Wednesday, Saturday?"

Jamie Carragher, though, insists they can. You can't say they have to be rested in the Champions League because they weren't rested a year ago. So they have played three big games against their rivals in the first eight games and they find themselves where they are without their front three firing.

"So I think he has got a hamstring problem. They are too good not to go back to what they were". It was unbelievable, playing these teams, it is really hard.

"I am so comfortable with the performance we have done". "It was [a game] every three days and it's so hard".

"I thought how we defended was brilliant apart from the penalty and one or two situations where we needed Alisson with a really good save". How to re-energise the attack and offer a threat between the lines from midfield will top Klopp's thinking during the global break, although it is worth pointing out that it wasn't until October 17 last season when the triumvirate truly started to blitz and bruise opponents.

Klopp is aware that most of his players will play for their countries regardless of fatigue, but Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy pointed out another danger of worldwide breaks.

"But even if that's happened because he was so young, he has to learn".

"They come back overweight and nowhere near the training condition you need them in".

"You think he's not interested in the game and all of a sudden it's in the back of the net".

The comments from City and the honesty over their approach underscores Liverpool's elevation under Klopp, who celebrates his third anniversary on Merseyside this Monday.

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