And they have shored up their suspect defence by paying an eye-watering £75 million ($102 million, 84 million euros) to Southampton for defender Virgil Van Dijk.
Pep's Manchester City side is flying high and is enjoying their football, but a trip to Anfield where Liverpool are unbeaten this season and have displayed top-class attacking performances could be their most daunting task yet.
City placed one foot in the League Cup final during the week with a 2-1 home win against Bristol City in the first leg of their semi-final tie, courtesy of a last minute Sergio Aguero goal.
Perhaps more than any team other than City, Liverpool get the crowd on the edges of their seats.
"We had flashes of that in the game at the Etihad". As a fan, I like to watch these kinds of teams'.
There's already clamour for a new signing or two to compensate for losing the Brazilian, one which might grow louder despite City being favourites to win anyway.
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"They didn't do too badly before that but after they were like, "Ah, we are really good". I think they are trying to respect that.
The Spaniard added: "If we start to go down, and lose confidence, and don't play well regularly, then we will see. But Liverpool was the team that up until the sending-off you were like, 'there is something here'". As far as the attack is concerned, the likes of Mane, Firmino and Salah will probably start. I said, 'Wow, come on!' "You would obviously prefer to have that front with Coutinho as a No 10".
LIVERPOOL will be getting used to life without Philippe Coutinho after he joined Barcelona. That hasn't been the case at Liverpool for some time; one key component always lets them down at some stage.
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"What I like about him is that he is not bothered about coming to get the ball". Liverpool, you need to see what renowned European soccer expert David Sumpter has to say. And that is all he does.
Despite trouncing Liverpool 5-0 earlier this season, Gündoğan still maintains that Liverpool are capable of beating (and conceding) against any team in the world.
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