FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: GRADIENT ADDED - COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - Image numbers (L) 531578890 and 899524772) In this composite image a comparision has been made between Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool (L) and Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola. Liverpool and Manchester City meet in a Premier League fixture on January 14, 2018 at Anfield in Liverpool, England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 15: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on May 15, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 23: Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Citizens boss has made his players aware of their poor record against Liverpool whenever they play away from the Etihad, says Walker.

Manchester City right-back has revealed that his coach made sure that his team knows what they are going to face on Sunday. The Premier League leaders have a poor record of 14 losses out of 20 games at Anfield and Guardiola would certainly like to change that. The Citizens head into the game unbeaten, 15 points clear on top and having already trashed Liverpool in the first half of the season 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite their convincing win in September though, Guardiola has warned his players about the club’s record in Liverpool. “Yes, yes. The gaffer’s made us well aware of that [record].” Walker told Sky Sports.

“He has said to us that sometimes, if you’ve not been winning there for all these years it needs to be something that is coming from within us and we need to change that.”

With the Citizens flying high, Walker has also admitted that he does have the World Cup on the back of his mind, hoping that he would be part of the group that will travel to Russia.

“It’s in the back of your mind because you want to be on that plane,” the Englishman added. “You need to be playing well at your club to make sure you are on that plane. So it is in the back of my mind but first and foremost, it’s Manchester City at the minute.”