Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge in Liverpool training

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There's little doubt what's the biggest match of the weekend in England as Liverpool take on Man City on Sunday.

The Brazilian playmaker completed a £142m move to Barcelona on Monday, meaning Juergen Klopp's "fab four" up front is now just a three.

The German will reveal more on Moreno's fitness and issue an update on the shape of the rest of his first-team squad in his pre-City address to the media on Friday.

Guardiola led Manchester City to six wins and one draw in the month of December, with the only slip coming against Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve. Confidence is high as Liverpool is unbeaten in 17 games in all competitions and 18 at Anfield.

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Liverpool are unbeaten in 14 league home matches against Manchester City, winning the last four in a row.

Liverpool FC, meanwhile, are down in fourth place as they look to try and secure Champions League qualification for the second season running under Jurgen Klopp.

Guardiola's side will now be looking to put that disappointment behind them and reignite their ruthless run on Meyerside.

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However, Anfield and the atmosphere there should give the Liverpool players that extra push that they need to win this game.


The common denominators among the better efforts involve counter-attacking, congesting the midfield with defensive-minded, tactically disciplined players and focusing on set-pieces that, in the span of eight days, brought Huddersfield and West Ham goals and nearly produced another for Southampton.

The Reds have had a busy January transfer window so far with Philippe Coutinho moving to Barcelona and Virgil Van Dijk set to make his Premier League debut for the club this weekend.

Gini Wijnaldum got the only goal in this fixture last season, but even just over a year on, this seems a very different City side. "He's more mature, and of course he has to be calm and play the game he has to play".

On Sunday he will be returning to Anfield.

It isn't the case of a strong spell of form, Sterling has now proven he belongs at elite level.

Salah has been terrorising defences all season for Liverpool, and had a clean cut opportunity to open the scoring at the Etihad in October.

Nathaniel Clyne remains sidelined until next month with a back injury.

Although City were 1-0 up by that stage, Sergio Aguero's goal had come against the run of play and, in typical Liverpool style, was generous in the extreme.

Captain Vincent Kompany is major doubt as he struggles with a calf strain.

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