City are next up for the fallen Kop kings as they try to end a run of just one victory in nine games.
Argentine defender Zabaleta and his team-mates rock up at Anfield on Saturday week.
He said: "Liverpool are not playing well and have had injuries.
"Rafa Benitez has had a lot of criticism. It's not a good moment for them.
"We have only lost one game in the league and Liverpool have lost five. We have to take advantage of the situation and get three points."