Arteta's side sit top of the league standings with 50 points after 19 games, five points above second-placed City who have played a game more. The teams will face off at the Etihad Stadium in Friday's fourth-round FA Cup clash.
City fell 2-0 behind by halftime at the Etihad Stadium, facing the prospect of suffering back-to-back league defeats for the first time since 2018, but roared back in the second half with a Riyad Mahrez double helping them earn victory.
Haaland continued his incredible goalscoring form with two second-half strikes at Elland Road on Wednesday to reach 20 goals from just 14 appearances -- seven games faster than the next quickest player to reach such a goal tally.
Guardiola, who signed a two-year contract extension last month, has guided City to four Premier League titles but failed to win Europe's elite club competition with them, a runners-up finish in 2020-21 their best result.
Erling Haaland has overcome injury issues that have hampered him in recent seasons and defended the Premier League club's decision to send a physiotherapist along with the striker on international duty.
City beat Liverpool to the title by a point last season, and in the 2018-19 campaign.
Manchester City must pick themselves off the floor for the visit of Newcastle in the Premier League.
De Bruyne has been in scintillating form for City this season, bagging 15 goals and 12 assists in 40 games in all competitions.
With only one point separating City and Liverpool, Klopp praised his team's improvement and said both clubs have pushed each other to get better.
That was the ideal preparation for the seismic showdown with City, who also face Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on April 16.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola were outspoken critics of the previous refusal to adopt the change.
Guardiola's side will look to reach the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday when they travel to Southampton for their last eight tie.
The Russian billionaire was one of seven oligarchs targeted Thursday by the UK government following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
All the hard work for the English champions was done in the Portuguese capital three weeks ago.
The 63-year-old German is due to start a two-year consultancy role after the season finishes.
City host Tottenham on Saturday looking to hand the visitors a fourth successive league defeat.
Manchester United moved into the top four of the Premier League with a last second goal from Marcus Rashford earning them a 1-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford.
Foden stroked home in the 16th minute from Kevin de Bruyne's pass and it proved sufficient to seal a 10th successive league win for Pep Guardiola's relentless champions.
Ralf Rangnick and his City counterpart Pep Guardiola have both urged the Premier League to increase the number of substitutions from three to five.
Guardiola believes Leicester will pose a formidable challenge to his Premier League leaders despite a slump in form.