City looks to halt Liverpool's march to Premier League title

Vincent Kompany has made eight Premier League appearances for Man City this season

But Guardiola is said to have identified where his players can hurt Liverpool in their crunch showdown.

"At the moment Liverpool are the best team in Europe for the way they play and control the details in their game".

Klopp, however, considers Liverpool reaching May's Champions League final, which ended in a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid, to be a turning point in his players no longer feeling the weight of Liverpool's trophy-laden history.

Manchester City centre-back Vincent Kompany has challenged his team mates to "pull everything out of the locker" for Thursday's crucial game against Liverpool.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool's win against Arsenal, Klopp said: "Milly is Milly, that means he is again ahead of schedule".

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Pep Guardiola has said "nobody trusts" Manchester City following their downturn in form ahead of facing Liverpool.

"He was back in training with us yesterday for the first time, so we will see", Jürgen Klopp confirmed during his pre-match press conference at Melwood on Wednesday.

Guardiola took his tally of major domestic league titles to seven with City's record-breaking 2017-18 campaign, and has a glittering resume which also includes two Champions League crowns.

City had a golden chance to win the first Premier League meeting between the two sides this season at Anfield, but Riyad Mahrez skied a late penalty and it finished goalless.

The Argentinian has scored six goals in his 13 league appearances against Liverpool down the years, and has always proved a handful with his speed and strength, as well as his clinical eye for goal.

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"It's a massive game, of course it is, but Tottenham will be looking forward to capitalise as well because we both play each other so both of us can't pick up full points".

"We are going to focus on what we have to do to win the game".

Roberto Firmino hit a hattrick against Arsenal while Sadio Mane's movement from the left was terrific.

"We go there to make a good performance". Whether it's Zinchenko, Danilo or Laporte there, Klopp will be confident Salah possesses the speed and intelligence to cause serious problems, and while he's impressed upfront this season, it makes sense for him to revert to the right flank here. It's the third of January, it's a very important game for both teams and I would use it as motivation for the other team'.

Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt for Manchester City's crunch Premier League match against leaders Liverpool.

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