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Liverpool manager Klopp expects tight contest with Man City

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expecting another tight contest with Manchester City on Sunday.

The Reds finished two points behind City last season, drawing and losing once in their two meetings.

Speaking ahead of the clash at Anfield, Klopp said: "In the last couple of years, we both gave a lot of respect for each other.

"City's performance at Liverpool last season was probably the biggest show of respect one of my teams ever got. That's how it is.

"They played differently to what they usually do - that's true. But, that's football. We all have to make a plan for one game, and in this specific case against one of the best sides in the world.

"We play at home, and last season we played a game at theirs where we lost by 11 millimetres otherwise the ball was in [John Stones' clearance on the goal line] and it was another draw.

"I think that would have been deserved, so there are tight games and that's how it is when high-quality teams face each other, so I expect another tight game."

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