Manchester City can break unwanted record against Liverpool - Joey Barton

Ross Houston
January 13, 2018

"If nothing happens in this moment, Mo is back", Klopp said.

Pep Guardiola has challenged Sergio Aguero and Manchester City to banish their Anfield hoodoo when they face Liverpool on Sunday. Open game, both teams not fantastically defending but both on the front foot. "It's a big game for us and we are going to plan as much as possible", Guardiola said in his press conference on Friday. Given it'll be City's last true test against a top-six team (the club's final four matches are vs. Swansea, at West Ham, vs. Huddersfield, at Southampton), if Pep's charges make it this far unbeaten, it will have the feel of a final at Wembley Stadium.

But he is likely to return to the bench against former club City if declared fit enough this weekend, with Danny Ings - who could be loaned out this month - and Dominic Solanke having been Klopp's main attacking options the bench when naming a full-strength first eleven. "I think he could be ready in two or three weeks for Basel in the Champions League". City have lost 14 of their 20 meetings at Liverpool during the modern top-flight era, snatching their sole victory with a 2-1 win in May 2003 - when current City winger Leroy Sane was just seven years old.

Facing City now will be hard, as it is expected that Liverpool will reinvest a large portion of the £142million fee in filling the void in central midfield.

While Tottenham v Everton is one of the select few fixtures that has featured in every Premier League season since the competition's inception in 1992, the head-to-head record over the 51 encounters between them is a one-sided affair. "Of course, he has to be calm and play the game he has to play". "As a Scouser you always remember the first time you play at Anfield".

"Moreno was back in team training yesterday for the first time".

"The boys really do a lot in their rehab situation and, if we have time, we bring them a little bit later into team training so that they can do a little bit more specific physical work".

The Spaniard has not featured in any of the Reds' last eight games since picking up an ankle tendon injury against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League in early December.

Bristol City proved to be a more hard foe than expected in the first leg of the League Cup semifinals, but City still prevailed, 2-1. "I don't think City will win but I don't think they will lose either".

I'M CALLING it - this is going to be a great game.

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