Man City vs. Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp thinks the Etihad match won’t define us, while Pep Guardiola claims he didn’t think we would win.

Watch the live match between Manchester City and Liverpool on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.; kickoff at 12.30 p.m. Free highlights from the Etihad Stadium will be accessible on the Sky Sports app and website shortly after full time.


The top-of-the-table match between Premier League champions Man City and Liverpool will take place at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon. Both managers have insisted that the result of the match will not affect the fate of this season’s title fight, and you can watch the game live on Sky Sports.


As the two rivals get ready for another match, City leads second-placed Liverpool by just one point. Manager Pep Guardiola says he has been taken aback by his team’s strong start to the season.

Indeed, the team that won the treble last season will be aiming to defeat Liverpool this weekend in order to win 24 straight games at home in all competitions.


During the pre-match press conference on Friday, Guardiola stated, “To be honest, I could not have imagined myself in this position at the beginning of the season.”


“We are there, but our five teams are so close. Though the game is significant, there is yet more to come.


Guardiola maintains that Liverpool has been their toughest adversary since his arrival at the Etihad in 2016. The two teams have split the last six Premier League crowns, two of which have come down to the season’s last game.


“I think we are all friends,” he continued. “Time passes; after eight years with Liverpool, the squad has changed since the beginning. Of course, they are comparable.


“I’m excited about it, top team, top club. I’d like to thank Manchester City and Liverpool for continuing to be present.


Since I’ve been here ten years ago, Liverpool has been one of our strongest opponents.


“We are still there, of course, but this is the truth. That’s a huge complement to Liverpool and Man City. We’re still there, many, many years later.”


Guardiola is hopeful that Erling Haaland will be ready to play against the Reds despite the striker’s injury-related withdrawal from Norway’s international squad. However, there are a number of other injury concerns.


“He trained yesterday [Thursday] with some niggles, today we train and hope he can be part of it,” said Guardiola.


“Like many clubs, we have a few issues. After our most recent practise, we’ll see.


“I will know at 6pm who we have available, it’s always plan A



The Premier League’s top two teams square off in what is being described as the greatest match of the year on Saturday. Klopp’s club, which finished fifth in May, is among City’s key rivals after a summer midfield makeover, only one point behind the leaders.


However, the manager of Liverpool maintains that the matchup with “the strongest team in the world” should not be used as a yardstick for comparing their performance to that of the champions.


In his press conference on Friday, he stated, “Saturday is a big one, without a doubt, against the strongest team in the world for the last years.”


“We will attempt it despite the fact that it is an enormous task for both us and every other football team in the globe.


“It’s just a really entertaining football match; it’s not a measure of how close we can go to City.


“But for us, it’s not about getting enthusiastic; we just need to make sure everything is ready and we know we need to give it our all to stand a chance. Once we have that, it is up to us to accept it.


“Many things could go wrong: could we play poorly and lose? Potential. Can we win by playing poorly? It’s improbable, in my opinion, and practically impossible versus City. We have the ability to play exceptionally well and still lose. We win because we play well.


“This team doesn’t need to perform well on a test right now; it’s clear that the upward path we are taking is the best one.


“We were poor in Toulouse [a 4-3 Europa League loss]. I changed a lot to put it under my purview, but it’s still not good. We were not excellent against Luton [a 1-1 draw], and we wouldn’t have been good that evening even if we had won.


“But in a lot of games this season we were good and deserved what we we got.”

On Saturday, November 25, at 12.30 p.m., two of the biggest teams in the Premier League will square off at the Etihad Stadium. You can watch Man City vs. Liverpool live on Sky Sports.


For a comprehensive build-up to the match between the Premier League championship rivals, which may turn out to be one of the season’s pivotal games, tune in to Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event starting at 11 a.m.


When play begins at 12.30 p.m., you’ll be able to witness all the excitement and emotion from the match. Shortly after full time, free highlights will be accessible on the Sky Sports app and website.


Make sure you record in your diary the earlier-than-usual kickoff time for a Sky game!

Will Man City vs. Liverpool be another thrilling match?

You won’t want to miss this one! The Premier League returns on Saturday at 12.30 p.m. with Man City vs. Liverpool live on Sky Sports.


Over the years, this matchup has produced some unforgettable encounters and three goals a game on average.


The two sides are separated by just one point, so something has to give!



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