Mbappe clearly is a fan of the Manchester City manager, admires the way the Spaniard lives and breathes football and is only interested in talking about the game and tactical patterns.
They definitely have the wood over City recently, going unbeaten in their last six meetings.
There is no denying though they will improve as the season progresses, but the positive is they have still found a way to gain points without being at their very best.
The Brazil playmaker submitted a transfer request on the eve of the season but Liverpool repeatedly rebuffed Barcelona's attempts to lure him to the Camp Nou. Clyne could be on a very long road to recovery, considering he was left off Liverpool's Champions League roster, while Lallana, who is reportedly targeting a return in December, was included. It's always a decision for one game.
Reds manager Juergen Klopp said yesterday that the midfielder, who made two substitute appearances for Brazil in the World Cup qualifiers in the past week, needs more time to regain full match fitness.
Whatever attacking force is more clinical on the day will win the game, which should make it a fantastic spectacle.
But Guardiola said: "Arsenal wanted to make a swap with Raheem".
Manchester City squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Adarabioyo, Mangala, Toure, Delph, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Sane, Diaz, Foden, Aguero, Jesus.
The German gaffer was talking to the press ahead of the fixture when he dropped the bomb that Philippe Coutinho would not feature against the Citizens - as per Sky Sports. "I'll be at the City game at the weekend - I'm looking forward to that".
Liverpool Expected XI (4-3-3): Mignolet (GK); Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Premier League Live with Sky Sports is back after the worldwide break and we're back with a double header.
It's no secret that a lot of Liverpool fans despise the global break - as many top-tier football fans should - but fortunately, no players have returned with new injure.
Real Madrid were also chasing the French teen sensation and Guardiola met the player and his entourage earlier this year to convince him to move to the Etihad Stadium. It finished 1-1, yet could easily have finished 5-5. Through three matches, they have two victories and one draw.