"I have the feeling it is a big opportunity for us to reduce the gap but our focus is the same", Guardiola added. Everyone is talking if we lose, but what happens if we win?
"Liverpool, on the other hand, haven't encountered any problems yet this season and we don't know how they will respond when the inevitable slip does come".
Speaking ahead of the meeting, Klopp expressed how excited he is by these types of fixtures, claiming the Reds will know exactly what they're in for at the Etihad.
"We know they'll be right on our tails so we keep our feet on the ground and hopefully by then we'll be celebrating". Compatriots Alisson Becker and Ederson are among the league's best goalkeepers, but it is Alisson who usually gets the nod for Brazil, and we are just siding with the Liverpool man too.
Champions City host top-of-the-table Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, live on Sky SportsPremier League this week, in the most eagerly-anticipated clash of the season so far.
"I can not imagine that what happened in the past is going to happen in the future", said Guardiola.
"He was back in training with us yesterday for the first time, so we will see", Jürgen Klopp confirmed during his pre-match press conference at Melwood on Wednesday. Liverpool is not only unbeaten and on a nine-match winning run, but is blowing away the competition as evidenced by its two wins since Christmas: 4-0 over Newcastle and 5-1 over Arsenal. The Bianconeri have accumulated 53 points from 17 wins, and have dropped points just twice - against Genoa and Atalanta - and have set a record for then highest tally gained in a calendar year.
But Guardiola is said to have identified where his players can hurt Liverpool in their crunch showdown. That is the challenge. Tottenham Hotspur sit nestled in second having played a game extra than either of the other two teams.
Heavy rain and strong winds will combine to make travel hard by air or road Friday in the parts of the East. A severe storm system has caused blizzard conditions throughout the Midwest and heavy rainfall in the South.
The bout was stopped after the Gold coast fighter landed a left-foot kick to the right eye of her American opponent. Cyborg had been the heavy favourite going into the fight but took her defeat graciously.
President Donald Trump tweeted about the incident, calling once again for stronger security at the U.S. -Mexico border. The Kern County Sheriff's Office told Fox News it will hold its own press conference an hour later.
Along the eastern peninsula, the inter-Korean railways and roads, if connected, can reach out to the Trans-Siberian Railway. They agreed in their Pyongyang summit in September to hold the groundbreaking ceremony before the end of this year.
She is wanted in the United States on allegations she lied to American banks as part of an effort to get around sanctions on Iran. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that McIver's case does not appear to be linked to that of the other two detainees.
The Times said that the glitch was detected Friday but technology teams were unable to fix the problem before press time. On its Twitter account, Tribune Publishing Company acknowledged the issues, empathizing with customers affected.
The United Arab Emirates has reopened its embassy in Syria, in a sign of improving diplomatic relations between the two countries. Trump also claimed that Saudi Arabia had agreed to finance Syria's enormous reconstruction needs.
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