The Citizens lost 1-0 to Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final last week after Son Heung-min scored a second-half victor at the club's new stadium.
The 25-year-old who has so far scored 24 goals across all competitions this season suffered an injury during the first leg against City last week and is expected to be out for the first of the season. The football was fair, the games entertaining enough, but it felt as if both clubs were being controlled by the television company who had scheduled their kick-offs to happen back-to-back, on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool's bitter rivals Manchester United benefited from VAR in the second leg of their last-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain when they were awarded a stoppage-time penalty which sent them through to their first quarter-final in five years.
"Their result against Manchester City, who are one of the best teams and have some of the best players in the competition, showed that they can compete with the best".
"In the Premier League I'd rather go with City".
Salah moved level with Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as the Premier League top scorers and there is little to split the two northwest England teams in a title race that looks set to go to the final weekend. Klopp wanted me to come to Borussia Dortmund, and they played the kind of football that I enjoy.
But Tottenham boss Pochettino insists his team still have a puncher's chance of holding onto the advantage given to them by Son Heung-min's first-leg victor.
"We need it - really, we need it. Liverpool's intense style makes it problematic for me to see them fighting for the title until the end". There's 80 minutes left, you just have to be ready for the next opportunity.
"We will put our heart on the pitch tomorrow - our desire - and after we will see". After 20 months, I think [the fans] are so proud of what they have done and they deserve it. At this stage, without supporters, we can not go through.
"One thing really stuck with me".
City briefly took top spot on Sunday afternoon following a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace, until the Reds went back to the summit by beating Chelsea. "I did not come here to win the Champions League, honestly", he said. To play the way we want to play.
"I can only say what everyone else knows". I have to accept that.
"Jose called me into his office in December, and it was probably the second big life-changing moment for me". It pushes me to be better. "I don't think Zinchenko will train today, the other ones came back yesterday and are recovering well".
The manager added somewhat sarcastically that he was a failure for his inability to win the tournament with Bayern Munich. "Our hearts, our desire and then we will see".