With Kevin De Bruyne unlikely to return straight to the starting lineup the onus will remain on the Spaniard to keep City ticking, and the former England global is likely to be given the task of stopping him. He has transformed them into a title-challenging team year in, year out.
The Citizens, meanwhile, have also only dropped two points so far this term and head into this weekend's game top of the table on goal difference, and level on points with Liverpool FC. So you can understand why people might think they have City's number.
The German manager has been earning lots of praise for the impact he has had at the Merseyside outfit, with Liverpool FC having reached the Champions League final last season. We can not wait until they [City] are not there any more.
"He [Salah] is younger and it was his first year back in England since his time at Chelsea, so we will see in the future", said Guardiola ahead of Sunday's fixture at Anfield.
The intervening years have seen Manchester United storm ahead. Liverpool's defence has performed well this season, although space can open up in their right-back zone - Eden Hazard twice got in behind in that zone last week. Sterling has started the season superbly and has four goals and two assists in six Premier League games, the 23-year-old is playing some of the best football of his career and don't be surprised if he scored against his former club.
The Premier League's top two sides will lock horns at Anfield this afternoon, with both sides putting their unbeaten runs on the line.
'For the moment, we have the most points of any English team in the Champions League, and it is a big responsibility for us to maintain that in our next group match against the super team, Juventus.
The Reds are winless in their last three games in all competitions, and there is a little bit of worry regarding the form of their attackers who have so often looked unstoppable. "The Police knew it before it happened, now we know it, I don't know whats going to happen".
"You have to be ready, you need a fantastic football team - which thank God I have - with outstanding character, ready to be really courageous, ready to make mistakes".