A flawless start of seven straight wins in all competitions has come undone in the past week with defeats to Chelsea and Napoli in the Champions League, either side of a draw with Chelsea on league duty last weekend.
And Klopp overall has a 57 per cent win rate against Guardiola, far better than Jose Mourinho (24 per cent) and Arsene Wenger (21 per cent).
"When you have a vision about the history of the Premier League and you start to compare it with them, to be closer with them, we should be so proud and we are". City managed to come from behind and find a late victor at Hoffenheim to record a 2-1 victory, while Liverpool were hit by a late victor in Napoli losing the game 1-0.
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.
It certainly promises to be a fascinating encounter at the top of the Premier League table as Liverpool take on Manchester City at Anfield.
The Reds bounced back from a 5-0 defeat at the hands of City at the start of last season to be seen as the Manchester side's kryptonite.
[Lallana] is in full training, we have to see.
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"I was surprised the front three were playing".
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"The best way to protect the bus is for Liverpool fans to go into the stadium".
And Klopp had high praise for his opposite number ahead of the meeting between the two teams at Anfield on Sunday. Sergio has scored a lot of goals, but there were periods when he didn't score.
"We don't save lives, we don't create anything, we are not good in surgeries, we are only good in football".
'I have a really good relationship with Pep.
"We're not just taking part, we're not just looking for a point, we're looking to win and get all the points, but you're not going to get much harder opponents than Manchester City".
"Not 100% sure yet".