Liverpool v Manchester City — Big Match Focus

Chelsea are being backed for a win this weekend

Chelsea are being backed for a win this weekend

Jurgen Klopp admitted his side deserved to lose to a Napoli side that took advantage of their every weakness.

But come Sunday, they can count on the intangibles of Anfield on top of the talent of a bolstered squad and inspirational manager to keep City waiting for a win there and strike first blood in the title race. However, Klopp's exciting progress with this team means that this group has to deal with more scrutiny.

"I said it a few times and I can say it again, I really think the most important thing for football - the most important job of football - is entertaining the people", Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday. However, Klopp knows that counts for little.

Sunday's match marks City's first return to Anfield since their vehicle was struck with bottles and fireworks prior to last season's Champions League quarter-final first leg. "After none of these games you go into the dressing room and think, "Now we've got it, now we know how to beat Manchester City"," insisted Klopp.

De Bruyne's inclusion would be particularly surprising, with the Belgian initially expected to be out for between and three months after picking up a knee injury in training a week into the season.

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Both clubs have a global reach and sources have said the game is scheduled to be broadcast in 179 of the 193 countries that are members of the United Nations. However, Fabian Delph has been ruled out. I think they're better this season, as the results tell.

"I do genuinely believe Liverpool have a chance to win the league, but the biggest obstacle is the potential tiredness of that front three".

I just can't see this being anything else but an intense, high-octane shootout, with so many outstanding attacking talents on show.

"People are seeing City and Liverpool both being in quite average form as being a negative issue but, if you look at it another way, then they are both near the top of the table and they haven't even started playing the way they can".

"It is a vital game for Liverpool".

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