They have kept nine clean sheets in their last 13 league games at Anfield. The Reds have been outstanding in attack, with the side netting 50 goals this season.
He has scored breathtaking goals, including stunning free kicks, and his departure must weaken Liverpool to an extent, but the loss of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino would hurt the team more. However, as good as they are going forward, their Achilles heel is once against proving to be their defence.
Until this season, the Argentine who impressed so much at Valencia had failed to transfer his style of play to Manchester City.
That was highlighted by the thumping 5-0 victory over the Reds when these two met at the Etihad earlier this season - a result that sent shockwaves through the rest of the league. "For us, it's a massive three points that we need to win". However, City will have other ideas, and it could prove to be a monumental battle of styles, with the two adept at keeping and utilising possession.
Liverpool quartet Mo Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno are all doubts but are excepted to be available in time.
Marco Silvas Watford made a great start to the season but have won just once in their last nine Premier League matches, They may take some comfort in facing Southampton, who are in woeful form, sit just one place above the relegation zone, and are bracing themselves for another tough game. Manchester City's excellence this season is an example, but rewind a few months to a time when outsiders doubted whether Pep Guardiola's philosophy could prevail in England and many wondered if he had the players to implement it.
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Benitez said: "He was 18 then and very shy at that time, but a nice lad who worked hard". The 15 point lead they now have at the top is one that has seen many write off every other side in the league, but Guardiola will have drilled it into his players that until they are lifting the trophy, anything can happen.
In 21 Premier League appearances, Salah has directly contributed towards 22 goals which is 44% of Liverpool's total, and when you consider he has been playing in a team boasting the talents of the now disbanded "Fab Four", it goes to show how impressive his feats have been.
The former Manchester City youth player will be desperate to get away from Liverpool if he is to have any chance of being considered for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.
Defender Antonio Rudiger added in the London Evening Standard: "I think the last pass is missing, the final part to score the goal".
Manchester City are without Gabriel Jesus who has damaged his knee and is expected to be out action for a month.
Liverpool host the Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield this Sunday in what will be the highlight fixture this weekend.
'You can not transfer the heart and soul of Liverpool Football Club, although I am sure there are many clubs who would like to buy it'. "But records are always there to be broken".