"But if you are not courageous in your game, you will also have a problem". They have lost just twice so far - the lowest number of defeats in the Premier League this season (not including Man City). And now, as a result, they have a point to proof-that Liverpool FC are not weak.
But that should not detract from the good feeling around the club.
The Reds are unbeaten in the last 17 games in all competitions-the longest run since another unbeaten 18-match sequence from May to October 2008.
That price could cause a huge stumbling block to his departure from Klopp's side as his form over the four seasons has hardly hinted at a player that is worth anywhere near that amount of money.
"I don't ever really remember having a good break before a new season". Liverpool have scored 50 goals in the Premier League, second only to Manchester City, and five more than second-placed Manchester United.
Likewise, Van Dijk will need to employ complete concentration as City's hypnotic passing has brought out errors in some of the game's best defenders this season.
A new man is precisely what Liverpool needed to reinforce a rear without guard and Van Dijk passed his debut against Everton in the FA Cup with flying colours.
Jordan Henderson (hamstring), Alberto Moreno (ankle) and Daniel Sturridge (muscle) all remain out with their respective injuries. David Silva is no certainty to play due to his ongoing personal issues, while Benjamin Mendy continues to be absent with a long-term knee injury.
For example, forward Roberto Firmino has won possession back 58 times inside the middle and attacking pitch zones.
In the press conference prior to the game on Saturday, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola highlighted the differences between the English press, which mainly focuses on the signings, and the Spanish press.
To beat Manchester City you need to beat them at their own game, or at least try. City have triumphed against Liverpool just once in the past six meetings in the league, a demolition in their last encounter.
"That's the overriding message today: give your best and everything else will look after itself".
Liverpool vs Manchester City in the Premier League will be broadcast on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD.
The Reds, meanwhile, may have bagged 14 goals less than their upcoming opponents but still have five more than the third most lethal attack in the league, Manchester United.
The hosts will want to end City's unbeaten run while the visitors search for their first win at Anfield in 15 years.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is refusing to describe his team as champions in waiting.
The 27-year-old feels Sunday's game versus Liverpool at Anfield could be a highlight of the season.
At this stage, Guardiola had already won three La Liga titles as manager of Barcelona, three Bundesliga titles and two Champions League winners medals.