Liverpool are now six points ahead of Man City in the Premier League table ahead of the encounter. I'm pretty sure that if there's a chance to win at Anfield it's when you believe you're going to win the game.
"You saw in the last 10 or 15 minutes when City scored the goal it gave them mental belief and from that moment they controlled the game", Klopp, whose side have an eight-point lead over Leicester City and Chelsea, said.
"For me, it's a 100 per cent want-to-win game, 100 per cent with all I have". I can imagine it's the whole week [with] how the whole world is talking about we must not lose, I think I heard, and they must win or something like that.
City's defensive deficiencies have been much publicized without the injured Aymeric Laporte so far this season and they crumbled as Liverpool scored with their first two attacks of the game.
Jürgen Klopp insists Liverpool will block out all the noise surrounding the weekend's high-profile clash with Manchester City and firmly focus on doing what's necessary to secure the win. "If you want to win against City, you will not score easy goals so you have to make it kind of special and defend with all you have and that's what we did".
"It was not sarcastic, I say thank you so much all the time", Guardiola said.
Both teams have denied that the clash at Anfield is a "must-win" game, but it would certainly hand either team a massive advantage in the title race.
"We want to win and we try everything to make that happen, which is hard enough". And then after that we will see how the situation is and use that situation.
"They are tight games, that's how it is when high-quality teams face each other".
"I personally feel they could not afford to lose Laporte, Manchester City".
"We are aware of one poster on social media regarding a bus welcome".
But City felt the stunning effort should have been ruled out - and a penalty awarded to them - as 20 seconds earlier, an attempted cross hit Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold on the arm inside the box, but the VAR review went against the visitors.
Raheem Sterling, who has not enjoyed many happy returns since leaving Anfield in 2015, continued his one-man mission to drag his side back into the game and when he cut in from the left it took a sliding Dejan Lovren to deflect over his shot.
In their Champions League quarter-final in April 2018 City's coach was substantially damaged by items thrown at it on its approach to the ground, although their visit last season passed off without incident.
"If he couldn't play it would change [things] because he's an important part of their game", he said.
'I'm a big believer of fan power - in the stadium.