"And BT Sport pundit and Mirror columnist Robbie Savage believes they will do just that, backing the Reds to come out with a 2-1 win at Anfield".
Liverpool, meanwhile, lost seven times throughout the season and only won 22 matches. City controlled the early portions of the match, and Bernardo Silva's pass in the box hit Alexander-Arnold's outstretched arm with City attacker Raheem Sterling running in behind.
Pep Guardiola expressed confidence in Bravo, who has not made a Premier League start since May 2018.
Liverpool look a much stronger, more street-wise proposition this time around but the game feels more like a match City can't afford to lose than one they must win. The right back switched the ball to left back Andy Robertson, whose subsequent cross to Salah left the ball on a platter for the Egyptian striker's run.
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All logic suggests, given Liverpool's form over the past 18 months, that victory and that increasing gap would simply not give Manchester City - or anyone else - enough wriggle room to claw it back.
That would effectively mean a Liverpool side that has lost only one of their past 50 league games would need to lose at least three of their next 26 to let City back in. He continued: "I said last season when we won the Premier League, that they are the best contender I've faced in my career". Klopp responded by promising not to mention the "tactical fouls" City have been accused of making under Guardiola - while, of course, mentioning them.
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Klopp had opted to leave out two of his three star attackers from the starting XI against Genk in the midweek, with both Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino getting only a few minutes from the bench.
"Do City and Liverpool play tactics here? The title will not be decided on Sunday, but a nine-point gap between the sides would be hard for City to bridge given the form and ability of this Liverpool side - but nine points I expect it to be".