On paper the team still have plenty of goals in them but have they lost the player who made them tick? The French worldwide joined United in 2006 from Monaco for £5.5 million, and despite having a nightmare on his debut against Liverpool he would go onto become one of Sir Alex Ferguson's most trusted lieutenants.
"The biggest strength of Manchester City is their tactical discipline", said Klopp.
Manchester City's last three away games have seen them win just once by a single goal to nil, with their game at Swansea being the only game to be settled by more than a single goal which was predicted by the football tipsters at Tipsters Review. The Scot wouldn't just win that game, but would go on to win the league again the next season. While Pep Guardiola's men continued their dominance in both the FA and EFL Cups, recording comfortable wins over Burnley and Bristol City, they will be looking to reinforce their league title ambitions on Sunday afternoon.
"I don't believe in this kind of thing but in 45 years we have won twice so that means a lot, in terms of how hard it is to play there".
"The records are there to be broken and maybe, on Sunday, Sergio will break that record". It remains to be seen whether Liverpool are in the market for a like-for-like replacement who was bought for £8.5m and sold for over £140m, but Jurgen Klopp will have to use what he now has at his disposal to try to get the better of all-conquering Manchester City this weekend. Our target is to do better than last season, a better performance. That is our target, and to show courage.
"Obviously, on a good day we have a really good level but we had a few days when we didn't do that with the same consistency".
Liverpool stand as the top ball retrievers in 2017/18, winning the ball back in the middle third 628 times - 42 times more than closest rivals in this area Southampton.
"Of course, I answer all your questions, sometimes I don't know the answers and sometimes I don't answer for my players".
"I think Vincent is not ready but the others are doing quite well".
But the Brazil global, 20, has responded well to a visit to Barcelona this week, to be treated by Ramon Cugat, the surgeon Guardiola regularly turns to when his players are battling serious injuries.
If Jesus is back in two or three weeks he would potentially be available to play for City even before the trip to Basel on February 13.
"I am focused on the game against Liverpool". I would not like my players to listen, see me on TV or read in the newspaper that the manager is talking about another thing which is not important.