Liverpool have managed to open up a six-point gap at the top of the table and they still remain the only team in the league who are yet to suffer a defeat.
Man City, on the other hand, started the season in fine fashion but recent defeats to Leicester City and Crystal Palace means they have fallen to the third spot.
And this game vs Liverpool will be the sternest tests that Pep Guardiola has faced so far this season.
According to a report, Pep Guardiola is very much weary about Alisson and his skills with the ball at his feet.
Hence in order to counter the threat from the Brazilian keeper, the Man City boss will ask his attackers to constantly press on Becker whenever he has the ball so that the keeper has minimal time for distribution.
Alisson has been key for Liverpool when helping Jurgen Klopp’s men out of defence and the keeper along with Van Dijk is easily some of the finest passers of the ball that the Reds have.
But it is not only Alisson that Pep Guardiola is thinking about.
The Spaniard knows that Liverpool attackers might use the same ploy on Ederson.
Hence Pep Guardiola will encourage this No 1 to go long instead of trying to play out from the back every single time.
Pep Guardiola has always been known as a manager who likes to build play from the back as a reason of which he brought Claudio Bravo with him to Man City.
But this season with Ederson, the City boss has unlocked a new dimension to his attacking football.
Ederson is capable of hitting those long passes with clinical precision and as per reports, Pep Guardiola will encourage his keeper to follow this route as his forward try and pin Alisson on the other box.