"It's very tough, probably the toughest away game of the season in the Premier League", admitted City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who worked under Klopp for four years at Borussia Dortmund.
Former Manchester United defender Neville has often questioned whether a Klopp team can compete in multiple competitions due to the level of intensity the German demands from his players.
They will meet again at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool look to secure their fourth successive win over City, who now sit of the table.
"When you have a vision about the history of the Premier League and you start to compare it with them, to be closer with them, we should be so proud and we are".
"I grew up in a time when Boris Becker and Michael Stich were the best tennis players in Germany and maybe for a few years in the world", Klopp explains. Vincent Kompany will hope to keep his place but I think Guardiola may go with the pace of Laporte against a mobile Liverpool front three.
"Against Napoli the first 15 minutes was an open game with better opportunities for us".
Liverpool started the league season off with six wins on the trot, but their fine run of form has been halted by a League Cup defeat and Premier League draw to Chelsea and a Champions League loss to Napoli.
Liverpool FC suffered a resounding and humiliating 5-0 loss to Manchester City in their first meeting in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium last season.
'I have a really good relationship with Pep.
And Klopp overall has a 57 per cent win rate against Guardiola, far better than Jose Mourinho (24 per cent) and Arsene Wenger (21 per cent). Benjamin Mendy is also fit for the game, and the return of the French worldwide is another positive for Pep to ponder in his team selection.
"Now City must make the short trip to Anfield for a match that will go some way towards defining both their seasons".
"It would be an understatement tosay that City won the titlelast season". In the last 15 minutes they had two big chances and scored a goal. Most consecutive wins: 18.