City, who lead the Premier League by a gaping 15 points, play the Swiss side in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie on February 13.
The teams that created the most trouble to Man City are the teams are the bottom of the league.
He explained: "Of course if you want to achieve something that's good and win titles you have to win these kind of games". "Every single player that we want to keep, I can assure you will be playing for Tottenham Hotspur next season".
"We know City's quality, we know that they're running away with [the league], but I think, on their day, Liverpool can match anybody", McAteer told the Liverpool website.
"They didn't do too badly before that but after they were like, "Ah, we are really good". But tomorrow it is so important to realise again, if we are able to do big things in this season.
There have only been five longer unbeaten streaks in the top flight than City's current run of 30 matches.
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Bristol City, an unheralded club in England's second tier, has beaten four Premier League opponents - including Manchester United - to reach the semifinals of the League Cup.
Asked about City's Anfield curse, Guardiola said: "I don't believe in these kind of things, but of course the last time City won was 15 years ago, so it means a lot in terms of how hard and complicated it is to play there".
"The records are there to be broken and maybe, on Sunday, Sergio will break that record".
City beat Liverpool 5-0 earlier in the season, although that game was severely impacted by the early sending off of Reds winger Sadio Mane.
Klopp also rejected suggestions Naby Keita's move from RB Leipzig to Liverpool, set to be completed at the end of the campaign, could be brought forward to help the team cope with the departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.
Raheem Sterling will make his latest return to the red half of Merseyside since his acrimonious £49million switch from Liverpool to City in 2015.
"When Liverpool called, I had no chance", he explained.
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Running back Derrick Henry punished Kansas City for 114 yards in the second half and ran for 156 yards in the game. Everyone that I have heard agree the Titans have their work cut out for them if they want to shock the world.