The Reds have scored nine goals in their last two as well, and they know that another victory in their opening match of 2019 would put a 10-point gap between them and their main title rivals.
Here, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up for the mouth-watering showdown.
Klopp has largely resisted the temptation to rotate his side during the busy festive period, but he does have a number of players pushing for a start on Thursday.
Among those is captain Jordan Henderson, who will be hoping to return to the starting XI for such a big match, although the recent performances of Fabinho - and the likely availability of James Milner after a hamstring issue - gives Klopp other options.
Georginio Wijnaldum's early withdrawal against Arsenal suggests that he will start once again in this match, and Klopp could also hand a start to Naby Keita in place of Xherdan Shaqiri, with the midfielder's dynamism likely to be important against City.