There had been suggestions the Belgian might have recovered from a knee injury sustained in August in time for the trip to Anfield, but he has not been named in Pep Guardiola's 18-man squad at all.
Rangers still have a lot to prove before they can be considered genuine title contenders this season and Gerrard would be the first to admit that his side aren't quite yet firing on all cylinders in all competitions.
Tottenham won on Saturday to keep their title challenge on track but Manchester United and their manager Jose Mourinho grabbed the headlines after United battled back from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle 3-2. I thought my players were absolutely brilliant again for the majority of that game.
Manchester City Pep Guardiola believes that Liverpool's star winger Mohamed Salah still needs seven or eight years to be compared to City's star Sergio Aguero, but the Egyptian global can return to his scoring ways in the future. "We were calm then and we need to be the same way in our mentality when we are winning".
"In Champions League games, they didn't lose the ball".
In team news, Kevin De Bruyne could feature in the game which would be a huge boost for the Citizens. The Belgian was expected to be out for three months but returned to training earlier this week. We beat them at home last season but at Anfield we weren't able to play well enough to beat them.
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We defend so well as a team; it starts from the front with the work-rate they put in. That was really important to see it agains, to adjust a few things.
Mahrez tested Alisson with a near-post shot that the Brazilian turned behind, but his real chance to make himself a City hero came when the pace of Sane was too much for the normally flawless Van Dijk and this time a penalty was given.
"Because it's only football, it's nothing else, we don't save lives".
"We are enjoying playing well and scoring goals", Hazard said.
Klopp addressed Keita's fitness situation during his pre-match press conference, putting a shadow of doubt on the midfielder's availability, having not trained since sustaining the problem with his back.
The Gers head into the clash in the bottom half of the table after Saturday's fixtures and are eight points off top spot, so they will be keen to get the better of Craig Levein's men to narrow that gap to five points, heading into the break for the upcoming internationals.
"It's not always possible, and it's always hard work - especially if you're entertaining people - but it's a really important thing why we have to try to create constantly, or as often as possible".