Anfield Hoodoo Haunts Manchester City In Top-Of-Table Clash Against Liverpool

Ruben Hill
October 6, 2018

When shown a video from the City documentary when Guardiola fretted about facing Liverpool's front three ahead of last season's Champions League meeting, Klopp shrugged it off. However, Klopp knows that counts for little.

"What I know, because I know how I would be in that situation, is that they lost the quarter-finals against us past year and the league game here after a long run without a defeat and they want to respond".

"Nobody expected 10 goals after five, six or seven games (last season), so it was a nice surprise".

But Mourinho is keen to point out that United have yet to lose in the Champions League this season, while Liverpool, City and Spurs have all been beaten in one of their two group games so far.

Midfielder Naby Keita is struggling to be fit after a back spasm, so skipper Jordan Henderson could return to the starting XI.

Can Pep solve the Anfield puzzle?

Maybe it's because Jurgen Klopp is the only manager to be able to get inside Pep Guardiola's head and force him to change the way he likes to play?

Guardiola has lost both of his Premier League games at Anfield, and Opta tell us he has never lost three straight league matches away to the same opposition.

"I can say it again, I really think the most important thing for football - the most important job of football - is entertaining the people", Klopp continued.

When asked if De Bruyne will be fit to face the Reds in the Premier League, Guardiola was concise in his reply: "We will see on Saturday". Fabian Delph has been ruled out.

There's definitely the need to win for Jurgen Klopp's men and having beaten the Citizens on Merseyside last term, they are (2.55) with BetKing for another win. I'll therefore go for Over 3.5 Goals at [2.6].

Well it look like the Manchester club are making sure that there is no repeat these scenes with a different route planned for City's bus as well as beefed up surveillance. He's trading at [3.15] to score in 90 minutes.

The Reds host the champions at Anfield for a vital encounter this weekend, hoping to win a sixth match in a row at home to the Cityzens.

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