Currently, when the team is not managed by Jose Mourinho.
Liverpool might come up against the Belgian playmaker on Sunday if he passes late fitness tests and will nearly definitely have a place on the bench even if he is unable to start the game at Anfield.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane seems to love playing against Manchester City. But sometimes it is simply a failure - or reluctance - to acknowledge the part of the game that is crucial for any team with aspirations of winning major honours. "Last season we lost here, and this season we drew, maybe next season we will win". We played so well so if you want to analyse the result it was OK. But Klopp can make life uncomfortable for Guardiola and will hope that he is getting closer to City, as most observers believe.
Chelsea joined Manchester City and Liverpool at the Premier League summit on Sunday as Riyad Mahrez blazed a late penalty over the bar when presented with a golden chance to end his team's Anfield hoodoo.
Liverpool, who lost James Milner to a hamstring injury in the 29th minute, defeated City three times last season in all competitions and remained unbeaten at home against their title rivals since May 2003.
On Sunday, Guardiola had Kyle Walker at right-back and Benjamin Mendy on the other flank as City looked solid and well-drilled, with pace in every position. And in a game like this one at Anfield, when he doesn't score, Aguero needs to do more to help his team, otherwise he might have to get accustomed to being taken off or starting on the bench.
The City manager said: "I think the best way to protect the bus is for the Liverpool fans to be as Liverpool fans supposedly are".
'We have to start thinking about the players. It's so hard to defend and I am really happy with how we did it.
"We were so defensively solid".
"We tried to win and we didn't concede at Anfield which is quite special".
And although manager Klopp acknowledged Liverpool were ultimately lucky, he is delighted with their standing heading into the global break. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is likely to cover.
"The best way is that when the people arrive at the stadium, (they are) going to see a football game and enjoy watching both sides".
Van Dijk's error in that incident should not mask the positives of his performance, however, or the difference he has made to Liverpool since arriving from Southampton for £75 million as the world's most expensive defender in January.