Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has claimed that Liverpool are somewhat of a bogey team for his side, but has vowed that his team won't be intimidated by the atmosphere on Sunday afternoon, as they look to end their run of 15 years without a win at Anfield.
Speaking ahead of the much-anticipated clash, via the Daily Mail
"If we go with fear, we're already fighting a losing battle. We have to be confident with the players we've got in the dressing room and the style of football we have bought into.
"We have to go there with a point to prove. Looking back on last season...they beat us three times.
The winners of the match are likely to be tipped as title favourites by the bookies, and a big win heading into the imminent international break will prove a huge psychological boost for whichever side can seal the three points. Liverpool's home advantage will be a huge boost, but Pep Guardiola's men will be highly confident of silencing the Anfield faithful with a victory.
Meanwhile, Reds' boss Jürgen Klopp has played down his side's chances in the encounter, claiming that they will need to be at their best to overcome the strength of their opponents. The German coach also remarked that the quality of City's manager and their enormous financial resources make them - alongside Paris Saint-Germain - the biggest force in world football.