Those will likely be Klopp's tactics again, with Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson acknowledging City will "go full throttle into us".
Only two of the past 10 teams to lead the Premier League on Christmas Day have failed to win the division that season, Liverpool in 2008/09 and again in 2013/14.
Ahead of Thursday's mouth-watering showdown between Manchester City and Liverpool, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both squads.
Lovren was further probed as to whether Liverpool can match Arsenal's incredible, invincible, unbeaten season managed in 2003/2004.
The Reds' 54 points after 20 league games is the third-highest haul in EPL history, behind only Chelsea (55 points in 2005/06) and Manchester City (58 points in 2017/18) - both of whom went on to lift the title.
Klopp employs a number of the same principles, and through the "Gegenpress" has been one of the few managers who has been able to consistently trouble Guardiola's teams.
City have failed to win any of their last four meetings with Liverpool, who - in contrast to the champions' indifferent recent form - have won their last nine Premier League games.
Bayern and Dortmund ready to battle for Callum Hudson-Odoi
Meanwhile, Chelsea in their response wants at least £22.5m for the attacker before they can allow him leave anytime soon. Watford's goalkeeper barged Hazard to the floor in the 58th minute and the Belgian made no mistake from the penalty spot.
A win on Thursday night would put Jurgen Klopp's men ten points clear of Manchester City and there is already an impending sense of doom around social media.
But in a handful of games Pep has made crucial changes to how we set up and the roles of the players - like at Anfield against Liverpool last season in the Champions League. What we think about is 54 points - unbelievable, to be honest.
But despite Liverpool's unbeaten start to the league campaign and their seven-point advantage at the summit, Klopp is adamant City remain the best. There's no secret, whatever we know and then I have to decide if I give other information on top or not. Who would have thought we would have three hard games in December? Pep Guardiola's side looked to be turning things around with a 3-1 win over Southampton but Liverpool will be a completely different test, with the Spaniard admitting their opponents may be the best team in the world.
Liverpool fans know all too well how much Virgil has improved not just Liverpool's defence, but their entire team and its confidence and composure.
All three scored in the same Premier League game for the first time this season on Saturday as Arsenal were blown away 5-1 at Anfield.
"We will try to beat them and that's all". After 29 years not winning the Premier League, to be there to win the Premier League. The midfielders they work a lot, they press a lot. I just don't see how City can keep him quiet with the lack of personnel that they have available for that position.
A suspect police are searching for in connection to the fatal shooting of an officer during a traffic stop in Northern California. The sheriff says Perez Arriaga was a native of Mexico and had been in the USA illegally for several years.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gestures after casting her vote during the general election in Dhaka , Bangladesh, Dec. 30, 2018. The leadership of Bangladesh has alternated between Hasina and Zia, allies-turned-foes, over the last three decades.
Senators are set to weigh from 4 p.m. (2100 GMT) a bill passed by the House that provides $5 billion in funding for the wall. The partial U.S. government shutdown will nearly certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year.
An airbridge is the enclosed, movable passageway between the terminal and an aircraft, permitting passengers to board and deplane. While medics were helping the passenger outside the plane, the jet bridge experienced a failure, Southwest Airlines said.
They would get out from under the last two seasons with a trade, but in 2019 eat almost $20 million in dead cap space with a move. Tomlin did not deny that there comes a point when a player could be more of a distraction than he's worth.
A US delegation of trade officials is expected to travel to Beijing in early January for negotiations with the Chinese. But Trump's escalating trade wars and tariff threats soon took over as the main focus of investor concern.
Pop star Lady Gaga began her two-year Las Vegas residency on Friday with a supernatural, space themed set titled Enigma . Elements of the ENIGMA show were created via motion capture and CGI, capturing elements of Gaga's own movements.
The Steelers did manage to narrowly avoid disaster and beat the lowly Bengals , but it was too little, too late. The NFL Injury Report for Week 17 has a lot of big names that could miss some pretty important games.
Nancy Pelosi is set to reclaim the speaker's gavel on Thursday, when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. On Dec. 21, however, the president tweeted out a drawing of a barrier made of steel slats, calling it "totally effective".
Spurs back up to second after easy win in Cardiff
In this country all the people are going to watch the game, but I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game. Spurs have won their last five Premier League games on New Year's Day to suggest a return to winning ways is likely.
Vehicle plows into New Year's revelers in Tokyo
A 21-year-old suspect, named as Kazuhiro Kusakabe, was arrested and being questioned, Tokyo Metropolitan Police said. The suspect fled from the scene and assaulted a passerby before he was captured 20 minutes later, NHK said.
Philippine storm death toll surges to 68
The tropical depression, which has since been downgraded to a low pressure area, left the Philippines on this afternoon. Rescue teams were still searching for several missing in the affected areas, emergency officials said.
Warriors won't match Cavs' offer sheet for Patrick McCaw
McCaw appears more than ready to move on from the Warriors, and had been negotiating with other teams as the season progressed. The Cavaliers or Warriors could waive McCaw before January 7 and not be responsible for paying the remainder of his contract.