Sergio Aguero will look to extend the Premier League record against Liverpool he set last season.
With his goal in the 5-0 Etihad victory. the Argentine had scored in all six home league meetings with the Reds – a 100% feat no other player had previously managed.
Another goal on Thursday evening will make it seven on the bounce. Though, curiously, he has never managed to score at Anfield, Aguero asserts he does not agonise over such details.
“I'm not the type of guy who keeps a tally of that kind of thing,” said Kun.
“Of course, I want to score as much as I can to help the team win, and if that's the way it panned out against Liverpool so far, then I hope I can keep the streak going at the Etihad in this meeting - and dispel it when we next face them at Anfield.
“Football always gives a chance to even the score.”
City go into Thursday’s clash seven points adrift of the league leaders, but Aguero isn’t surprised by Liverpool's form this campaign.
The City striker has plenty of respect for the Reds but insists he and his teammates are only focused on what happens to the Blues - not any other team.
“This season has shown, once more, that the Premier League is among the most competitive leagues in the world,” said Aguero, who bagged his 249th career goal against Southampton on Sunday.
“Liverpool's growth as a team can be tracked from a few years back. Their showing in the Champions League was a testament of that, and they are performing very well this Premier League season.
“But our focus should be on our own game. We are confident in our playing style and we believe it's the most effective to lead us to victory.
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“This is football after all though, and anything can happen, but we will play as we always play as it has served us so well.
“There’s no denying it is a huge game for both clubs. Direct clashes between leading teams have a major impact towards the end of the season.
“December didn't pan out the way we wanted it to and now we've got more ground to make up so yes, that makes the game even more important.
“But we are only in January and there are still plenty of Premier League games ahead of us and from the looks of it, there are three or four teams angling to win the title. It's going to come down to the wire.
“Of course, we knew repeating last year's success wouldn't be a simple task but we always aim for excellence.”