Fresh from suffering their first defeat of the season, Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, claims his side will be ready for Manchester City on Sunday, revealing that they cannot use their intense schedule as an excuse.

Liverpool were beaten 1-0 at Napoli on Wednesday, losing to a well-taken 90-minute goal.

The match against current Premier League leaders City, will be Liverpool's seventh match in just 23 days between the September and October international break. The Reds won their first three fixtures, but have lost two and drawn one in their last three. 

City, on the other hand, have won five and lost one in that same period, and look well placed to make it six out of seven. 

A hopeful Klopp, however, is banking on Anfield's deafening support to help overcome City. 

"It is a tough game, absolutely," said Klopp, as quoted by ​Irish Examiner

"It would’ve been difficult any way at any time of the season, it is always difficult, but let’s have a look how the players are after the game and then we will prepare."

"Then we have our crowd at our backs. You could see Napoli used the atmosphere and we couldn’t calm it down, but on Sunday it will be 100% different," he concluded.