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Vincent Kompany has made eight Premier League appearances for Man City this season

Vincent Kompany has made eight Premier League appearances for Man City this season

"Obviously [it boosted us]", the 27-year-old told Standard Sport when asked about Tottenham's result on Saturday.

But, ahead of their huge clash with City on Thursday, there are plenty of reasons to suggest Liverpool's long wait for a Premier League title will continue. The picture has changed dramatically since, with City losing three times in the space of four games in December to cede the initiative to Liverpool. "We have to think about ourselves, we have to think that we have to win every game possible to try to reach them, to close the gap a little bit and that's what we'll try to do in the next game".

Leicester City has since won the league in a true footballing fairytale and no one can claim there is anything magical or romantic about Liverpool's current challenge. We have to be prepared as good as possible, we have to be fearless, full of desire, angry - all that stuff, like in all the other games.

Tomorrow night, Jürgen Klopp takes his table-topping Liverpool side to The Etihad to face title challengers Manchester City in what will be a pivotal match in this season's title race.

He said: "Liverpool's growth as a team can be tracked from a few years back".

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Mo Salah has flitted between right wing and centre forward this season, but has generally played out wide in the matches against big teams.

Those will likely be Klopp's tactics again with Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson acknowledging City will "go full throttle into us".

"If you want to make decisions in January about transfers I have to know everyone".

Guardiola said: "I can not figure out that what happened in the past is going to happen in the future".

When Manchester City and Liverpool last met in the Premier League, a fixture usually bulging with goals failed to live up to its billing as the most entertaining in English soccer.

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"Of course if we win we will have more confidence, we will be happier than if we lose".

And ahead of Thursday's encounter at the Etihad, Guardiola said: "I know today nobody trusts us but it is what it is".

It is the story of the seasons in 2002, 2009 and 2014 where having played their way into a strong position, the emotional intensity, pressure and general nervousness got the better of the club.

Klopp added: "These kind of six-point games, it's how it is, we play against each other and can pretty much go in all directions". "That's the situation, so we will see what we do with that".

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