Man City vs Liverpool: Seven iconic matches between Pep Guardiola & Jurgen Klopp - gallery

We’ve looked back at seven classic meetings between Manchester City and Liverpool in recent years.

Manchester City host Liverpool on Saturday in the Premier League, as both sides return from the recent international break.

The clubs met last April in a game that ultimately provided pivotal to the title race between England’s top two sides. However, Saturday’s game won’t be quite as significant, with neither team first and Liverpool currently trailing second-place City by 19 points in the table.

But in recent years the two clubs have built up an incredible rivalry, and there will be no love lost between City and Liverpool this weekend at the Etihad, in their fourth meeting of the season. Between the teams they’ve shared the last five Premier League titles, while the two managers have also won eight major honours in English football.

In fact, Pep Guardiola has never come up against an opposition manager more times than Jurgen Klopp. They’ve previously met 27 times, the first of which came in July 2013 when they managed Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. That rivalry has moved over to England, with the pair sharing a grudging respect for each other.

"I respect Jurgen so much,” Guardiola said last season. “He has made me a better manager. We are not friends - we don’t lunch together - I have his number, but I don’t call him. There is respect.”

Saturday will be the 20th time the two great managers will come face to face in English football, and we’ve been reflecting on some of the most memorable encounters from recent years…

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