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Liverpool now lead reigning Champions Man City by four points after 21 games of the season, with Van Gaal claiming that Klopp's side are a better all-round team than Guardiola's.

"I thought it was a great challenge, was it not?" the Belgian asked while grinning.

Liverpool, however, are still four points ahead of Manchester City in the league. Liverpool have a team that can defend much better.

"Yes we lost 2-1 but no-one would have been surprised if it was a draw and with a little bit of luck we could have won the game".

But football is as unpredictable as life, and Klopp's red army will hope to not repeat their nightmarish performances once again.

"But tomorrow morning, we wake up and have the opportunity to prepare for the next game".

Despite a combination of nerves and fatigue at the end of a gruelling festive period, the game swung from end to end in the second-half.

Bernardo says the experience in the squad was key in handling the situation, as well as the clear, coherent approach put forward by Guardiola.

Goalkeeper: Klopp has already confirmed he will rest number one goalkeeper Alisson Becker with Simon Mignolet being given a chance to impress between the sticks tomorrow.

"He is therefore one for the future, but I do not know when the future starts".

"That's why I said last time (after the Arsenal match) 'Do we need blood?"

When these two sides met at Molineux just before Christmas Liverpool were [1.55] favourites to win, yet here we can back what is sure to be a strong starting line-up at [2.04] for the victory. But we are four points behind them and they are the leaders.

Fernandinho sat out City's back-to-back defeats against Crystal Palace and Leicester City last month, with John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan providing uneasy alternatives at the base of Guardiola's midfield as Liverpool were gifted the initiative.

The cup is not just a game against a Premier League team... it's why people like this cup, because all is possible and an upset is possible all the time. If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season.

Kompany, speaking to Sky Sports after the game, went on to heap praise on his teammates, whilst conceding the title race is still in Liverpool's hands.

Liverpool had choked at the dying moments of the Premier League with Brendan Rodgers as their coach when they met Chelsea.