He said: “They are the best team in Europe at the moment and so that makes it quite difficult.
“But if you are brave, if you are ready to make mistakes, if you are ready to enjoy the work and your attitude is at the highest level, if your character is at the highest level, then you have a chance.
“And that’s the only thing I need.
“So that is a very difficult one – but for Manchester City as well, and that’s the only thing I need”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
“I would never expect to have in the quarter final of the Champions’ League any easy game.
“So that is a very difficult one – but for Manchester City as well, and that’s the only thing I need.
“If you want go far in this competition it is clear you would face the best teams in the world.
“Man City are quite a special team who will be absolutely deserved champions of the Premier League. But it is not about being the best but being perfectly prepared for the next game to be your best.”
Klopp also believes it is time for Liverpool’s current crop to make their own history to add to the 18 league titles, five European Cups and countless memorable Champions League nights at Anfield.
“This team needs to be proud of our history but we need to create our own history.
“I did that a lot in the past with my former teams: at one point you need to do your own things.”
Liverpool will be without midfielder Emre Can (knee) while defender Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a thigh injury and fellow centre-back Ragnar Klavan is also out.
Manchester United have confirmed that Liverpool requested to use their old Cliff training base ahead of next week’s second leg at the Etihad Stadium but it is already in use.
Liverpool want to train at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night before another session on Tuesday morning ahead of the game.
Klopp said: “We would’ve liked to have trained next week ahead of the away game as well but we didn’t get a pitch for the next morning because no Manchester club could give us a pitch for the next morning.”