Usually seem to start fast against them in front of the home crowd. Off the top of my head I think we've been ahead within the first 10 minutes or so on 3 out of the last 4 times we've played them at Anfield (In front of spectators). Actually think we may have been 2 up after 10 in 19/20.
The 0-0 draw in 18/19 being the only exception in the last four meetings of this kind. My memory may not be completely correct, but I'm under the impression we were both level on points after about 9 or 10 games by the time this particular fixture came around and I believe both sides had only dropped points once during earlier draws. That game (from our perspective at least) certainly felt a lot different than the other meetings. We were still finding our feet in what felt like our first proper title challenge in years. I distinctly recall being terrified of losing and putting a foot wrong. City had just come off the back of a 100 point season, 20 or so more than we managed, so there was a lot of nerves due to the magnitude of the challenge we were facing and the incredibly slim margin for error. I think that feeling and atmosphere was echoed around the ground and soaked through to the players on the pitch.
Guess the point I'm trying to make is the importance of the crowd and the effect it can have on the outcome. The players will be much more confident on Sunday than they were on that day three years ago and the crowd certainly will too. If we're loud, boisterous and confident from the get go both on the pitch and off it, I can only see a Liverpool win.