"Sitting back is not a solution against City", Klopp once said and he means that although, interestingly, Liverpool have been less full-throttle this season.
Liverpool's tough run of fixtures has tested their resolve, and although the performances could have been better, the fans and the manager won't be too disappointed as they are still level on points with Man City. "I'm going for Liverpool to win 3-2". The Reds have endured a rampant start to the season and have successfully dispatched all of their opponents so far this season in the home outings.
Manchester City will definitely have the momentum with them given they are coming fresh from a victory over Hoffenheim in UEFA Champions League while Liverpool hit a snag after facing 1-0 defeat to Napoli. We don't know in this moment as well if he can train tomorrow, we have to see. They also played badly for the first time this season in midweek, even if Napoli's victor didn't come until the final minutes, and their fabled front three of Salah, Mane and Firmino have failed to score in the club's past three games in all competitions.
He said: "Obviously we won the last three games against City".
Liverpool beat City three times in four meetings last season but Guardiola pointed out that his side had the last laugh by winning the Premier League. They are right. So we won the Premier League.
Salah made a blistering start to his Anfield career on his return to England, scoring a record 32 Premier League goals and 44 goals in all competitions.
Even the slim possibility of Kevin de Bruyne returning from injury in time to face his team has not knocked Klopp's confidence.
Manchester City has lost both of the team's last two games against Liverpool.
Finally, it's not often we feature the Radio Times in this round-up, so here is a snippet of Simon Barnes' preview of today's game.
He said: "After the game it felt much more clear they deserved to win than after the analysis. What I want to see is the team alive, and we are alive". The Liverpool goalkeeper has conceded only thrice, a number of par with Manchester City's number one.
"We defended in a lot of moments really good".