3.41pm GMT

“I don’t know if the match will live up to the pre-game hype but oh what drama,” says Mary Waltz. “Liverpool has to win, City can realistically end the defending champs chances to repeat. Klopp’s confidence seems gone, Pep is confident enough to accuse Klopp of making excuses for his failures. Bring it on!”

Those comments from Pep was pretty interesting, weren’t they.

Related: Pep Guardiola says Klopp is making excuses for faltering title defence

3.35pm GMT

Alisson, Fabinho and Sadio Mane all return to the Liverpool team, while the new signing Ozan Kabak is on the bench. Pep Guardiola, who usually does something funky at Anfield, has brought Phil Foden in for Gabriel Jesus. That means one of Foden, Raheem Sterling or Riyad Mahrez will play as a false nine.

Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Substitutes: Adrian, Kabak, Tsimikas, Phillips, N Williams, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Origi.

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