"I think their record against the top sides is the best so if I was a Liverpool player or the Liverpool manager, those games can't come quick enough".
City were very impressive in the way they played and beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and United have taken advantage of a very friendly fixture list to get their season off to a flier. As soon as that ball is lost, you have to think about what Shelvey is going to do - he'll probably play it forward - and get in position early.
And in Europe, the good news is that the entirety of Group E looks an unresolved traffic jam after the first two rounds-Liverpool haven't set themselves apart the way their performances have suggested they should have, but so too have they not been left behind by anybody.
"We will close the gap, however big it is, and we will see where we end".
"Liverpool are where they are, but what I would say is I'm really enjoying watching them at the moment". It is a question the manager should be answering and not me, but he doesn't seem to have that answer.
Sturridge has scored just ten goals in the Premier League during Klopp's time as Liverpool manager, with injuries continuing to dog him.
However, as well as Liverpool, West Ham are also monitoring his situation as they track the 26-year-old ahead of lodging an official bid in January.
The chances being created by Klopp's team should have ensured they won the game at Newcastle on Sunday.
Hit play on the video above to see the goal, plus analysis from Carragher and Souness.
Teams that are as defensively flaky as Liverpool simply don't win big trophies and unless Klopp finds a way to solve the problem, his team will finish this season winning nothing.