Guardiola is the best manager in the world, says Klopp

Trent and Robbo: It's a massive win but we won't lose perspective

Trent and Robbo: It's a massive win but we won't lose perspective

The Reds enter the November global break eight points clear at the top of the Premier League after goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane saw the reigning champions beaten at Anfield.

The issue has dominated much of the build-up to Sunday's huge showdown between the top two at Anfield, but Klopp has sought to move on by underlining his respect for his opposite number.

Klopp, however, is adamant the Brazilian goalkeeper will start for the defending champions, telling Sky Sports: 'I expect him 100 per cent to play.

"I couldn't have more respect for Pep Guardiola, that's how it is".

Klopp also admitted he would prefer to take back his comment on tactical fouls, saying: "I then said what I said but come on, I can't let it go completely without a comment!" I don't really care.

'I think last night it was just a precaution.

Bernardo Silva pulled a late goal back but a third defeat in eight league games leaves City down in fourth, nine points behind Liverpool, and with a mountain to climb if they are to claim a third straight league title. This must-win thing I've never understood.

The Citizens have won their last three Premier League games, including a 2-1 win against Southampton last weekend after coming from 1-0 down to rescue three points. For us to prepare for a game like this, you have to do the right things again and again.

Klopp dismissed a suggestion that the match was as much one Liverpool could not afford to lose as must win.

"We want to win and we try everything to make that happen, which is hard enough".

"That's why to win this league was one of the biggest achievements we've achieved as a club, as a person, and it remains the same". And then we will see what the situation is. I watched the game and didn't see any problems from him.

Former Manchester United striker Berbatov is backing Manchester City to beat Liverpool FC at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. City's performance at Anfield past year was the biggest show of respect I ever got because they played differently to what they usually do. "We can be proud of how we played against the strongest team in Europe".

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