Obviously a win at Anfield would have been a huge psychological boost for his team, but a 0-0 draw is still a positive result. Dejan Lovern has been handed his first Premier League start of the season, Trent Alexander Arnold is on the bench.
Despite Manchester City's record-breaking campaign last season which saw them capture the league title with a century of points, Liverpool got the better of City in three out of the four games they played across all competitions.
City's Riyad Mahrez blazed a penalty over the bar five minutes from time at Anfield as Liverpool remained unbeaten at home in the league since April 2017.
Manchester City had three big calls for penalties yesterday and Martin Atkinson got them all right.
But Mahrez, who had fought off Gabriel Jesus to take the spot-kick, ballooned his effort over the bar.
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The Reds were billed as Manchester City's most-likely challengers in the 2018-19 season after Jurgen Klopp brought in four new signings in the summer transfer window.
The Blues were 3-0 winners against Southampton at St Mary's on Sunday after Eden Hazard scored his seventh goal of the Premier League season to hoist the Blues to second place in the table.
United have plenty of time to make up the ground they have lost on the leaders, but there is a reason they are already off the pace and, like the Gunners, I think their main aim now will just be to finish fourth. The Brazilian had been keen but Guardiola sent a message on to the field via Benjamin Mendy telling him to defer to Mahrez.
But on the other side, there is a player who was subtly ignored by his own teammates during the match - and that incident has largely gone unnoticed.
The former England global was once again selected to line-up alongside Jordan Henderson and Goerginio Wijnaldum in the middle of the park for Liverpool's top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester City on Sunday. "Since pre-season I believe I have understood the way Jürgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays", said Fabinho.
"But it is tough week in, week out, and playing with a little injury is not easy".