Pep Guardiola has described Liverpool as a ‘complete team’, the Man City manager praising Jurgen Klopp for making his side ‘marvellous to watch’.
The Premier League champions head to Merseyside on Sunday in a huge fixture at the top of the division, with the top two currently separated by just six points ahead of the latest meeting in their growing rivalry.
Liverpool have enjoyed a superb start to the new campaign and currently remain unbeaten, with Guardiola praising the impact of Klopp since his arrival in English football four years ago.
“He did it in Dortmund and he’s done it here,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference.
“It is easy to analyse how huge his impact was. When he took over the team they were not real contenders to win the Premier League, and he did it.
“In three or four years he built something marvellous to watch.”
Guardiola’s side will be looking to break the club’s poor record at Liverpool this weekend, with Man City having won just one of their past 28 league meetings at Anfield, failing to win at the ground since 2003.
The City boss acknowledges his side face a tough task, admitting it is difficult to find a weak point in the armoury of the European champions.
“They do everything well,” the Catalan admitted. “You see the team, what is the weak point? They are a real complete team and we need this kind of rival.”
City’s hopes have been made more difficult with goalkeeper Ederson set to miss the clash through injury.
The Brazilian international was substituted during the midweek draw at Atalanta and has failed to recover from a muscular problem, whilst midfielder David Silva is also not expected to be fit.