Liverpool won three of the four clashes between them and Manchester City last season, including both legs of their Champions League quarter-final.

The history books also shows that Pep Guardiola has a poor record against his opposite number at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp.

However, the Spaniard insists that these records are irrelevant ahead of their heavyweight clash against the Reds at Etihad Stadium on Thursday

Guardiola has won just five of their 15 meetings, with the German victorious eight times.

Ahead of Thursday's clash, Guardiola said: "The past is the past. It's the same with 100 points, it's in the past. I'm not going to judge the game on the previous game.

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 "I don't count the number of times I beat managers and feel how special I am. I don't play against Jurgen or Jurgen against me. Our teams play. He beats me, I beat him. I won leagues and cups, I lost some cups.

 "They're an exceptional side, they're Champions League finalists. With their results, what can you do? Hats off.

 "We will try to beat them and that's all. If we don't I will congratulate them and move forward and learn for our game. But at least let us think that maybe we can win."

City will give a late fitness test to Kevin De Bruyne, who missed Sunday's win at Southampton with a muscular problem.

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