Anfield was where City's unbeaten league run and Champions League hopes unravelled last season as Pep Guardiola's side failed to come to terms with Jürgen Klopp's high press. "Only when the team play better and play good the striker has more chances to score goals".
"I think the best teams bounce back from a defeat and that's what we'll be looking to do", he said.
The mercurial Belgium worldwide has been on the sidelines for the last month with a knee injury and was expected to spend another fortnight away from the action.
In team news, Kevin De Bruyne could feature in the game which would be a huge boost for the Citizens. "City did that very well last season, that's why they became champions".
Each side head into the encounter without a loss to their name in the league and will be looking to capitalise on an early opportunity to jump ahead of their rivals and head into the global break with a bounce in their step. Sergio has scored a lot of goals, but there were periods when he didn't score. Sometimes we win competitions, sometimes we lose competitions. Most consecutive wins: 18. For Salah, it was the first one, so we will see in seven or eight years.
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With Jordan Henderson likely to take his place in the midfield three, that energy and pressing will be lost to a deeper and more reserved player.
Klopp has been described as Pep Guardiola's nemesis but the German insisted there is no magic formula to beating City.
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"There is no real way, no one thing that you have to do". But I don't think about [the abuse] because even, if that happens, being so young, maybe it affects him, maybe it doesn't. I suspect he won't change and will hope Klopp's side are exhausted from the midweek trip to Napoli.
Klopp was waiting to learn whether midfielder Naby Keita would be available after suffering a back spasm in Naples while forward Adam Lallana is back in full training following a groin problem. I didn't say Mo should relax because he has to work hard, but that's what he is doing.