The Reds can go ten points clear of City with victory at the Etihad on Thurday night
Liverpool travel to Manchester City on Thursday night knowing victory would take them a huge step closer to their first top-flight title in 29 years.
And the Reds will take solace from their manager’s remarkable head-to-head record against City boss Pep Guardiola.
Jugren Klopp is the one manager in world football who has been able to consistently get the better of Guardiola over the years.
Klopp has won more than half of his meetings with Guardiola’s sides over the years – eight of 15 games.
No other manager who has faced Guardiola more than 10 times can even claim to have won one quarter of their matches.
Klopp’s style, so similar in many ways to Guardiola’s, clearly works as his kryptonite, and it accounted for City’s Champions League hopes last season as they lost home and away to Liverpool in the quarter-finals.
City had a golden chance to win the first Premier League meeting between the two sides this season at Anfield but Riyad Mahrez skied a late penalty and it finished goalless.
Klopp’s record against Guardiola
Goals for: 22
Goals against: 21