So, Man City boss Guardiola thinks that Salah's comparison with Kun Aguero is quite premature as the Egyptian needs to display consistent performances for several more seasons. Tottenham as well", and added "But for us, for Manchester City, we want to defend our title, and they are contenders. "This group of players we have got, I'm sure are of the same mindset".
Liverpool and Manchester City can generally be relied upon to provide open, expansive tussles with goals aplenty.
I will be splitting my stake, backing Over 3.5 goals at anything around [2.8] before kickoff and then if Over 2.5 goals reaches [2.0] in running, I will be placing the other half of my stake on that.
"I have to be quite rounded and look at how the players have started the season, plus the effort they put in during the game".
Jurgen Klopp has just one pressing injury concern to deal with as Liverpool get set to welcome Manchester City to Anfield in Sunday's marquee clash.
The Reds are winless in their last three games in all competitions, and there is a little bit of worry regarding the form of their attackers who have so often looked unstoppable.
"Well, the last 12 months have shown us that not many teams are going to do it". Expect Jordan Henderson to play the deep midfield role with James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum just ahead, with Klopp asking them to press intensely from the outset. "It's disappointing because I felt we had a real chance of picking up all three points".
There is no place in the City squad, though, for Kevin De Bruyne despite his return to training this week.
"We shot ourselves in the foot today and gave Rangers the impetus they needed early in the match".
"We are enjoying playing well and scoring goals", Hazard said. "So if you want them then come with loads of money and you can have them". "The first half was not so easy, they missed big chances. but we controlled the match in the second half".
"You have to be ready, you need a fantastic football team - which thank God I have - with outstanding character, ready to be really courageous, ready to make mistakes".
Klopp addressed Keita's fitness situation during his pre-match press conference, putting a shadow of doubt on the midfielder's availability, having not trained since sustaining the problem with his back.
"It's not always possible, and it's always hard work - especially if you're entertaining people - but it's a really important thing why we have to try to create constantly, or as often as possible".