Liverpool beat Man City to open up eight-point Premier League lead

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola do battle again this Sunday

It is being suggested that the outcome of a heavyweight encounter on Merseyside could go a long way towards determining the destination of the Premier League title in 2019-20. "I want to compete for titles and to be the best, and to do that you have to win against the best".

"We know Man City will take the game to Liverpool, and that Liverpool will be very risky on the counter-attack". Liverpool won the game 3-1.

"If you just think "Let's see what happens" against that team there I think it's not possible".

In a truly freakish opening 20 minutes City dominated to the extent their hosts barely had chance to string more than a couple of passes together - yet when they did it was so devastatingly effective it made any possession statistics irrelevant.

VAR ruled Salah had been just behind John Stones and the goal stood and Liverpool, unbeaten in their previous 232 Premier League matches at Anfield when they have had a lead of two or more goals, were firmly in the driving seat both in this match and the title race. "We've had a few good results against them so from my side there is nothing but respect".

Even so, Guardiola was enraged on the touchline, and after the final whistle he shook hands with Liverpool's players before seeking out the match officials and saying "thank you so much" - his voice and face dripping with sarcasm.

Alexander-Arnold admitted the ball had struck his arm but said it had hit City midfielder Bernardo Silva's arm first. November, December and January are coming. I don't really care - we want to win.

There was a glimmer of hope for Manchester City in the 78th minute when Bernard Silva beat Liverpool's goalkeeper, Alison Becker with a well-placed finish.

"There is still seven months and if Liverpool win I will be the first to congratulate them because we can't deny how good they are".

"Last year's performance of City at Liverpool was probably the biggest show of respect I ever got, that one of my teams ever got, because they played different to what they usually do", said Klopp.

"When we operate to our best as a team, attacking and defensively, then we are frightening". The whole world will be watching and I'm looking forward to it. Past year I think there was something similar when he went out in a game and a couple of days later he was back on the pitch.

"We are aware of one poster on social media regarding a bus welcome".

City goalkeeper Ederson is a doubt after going off at half-time of the 1-1 Champions League draw at Atalanta on Wednesday, but Klopp expects the Brazil worldwide to play.

'I'm a big believer of fan power - in the stadium.

"If he couldn't play it would change [things] because he's an important part of their game", he said.



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