Tough task for Man City as they travel to Anfield

I’ll keep ‘diving’ jokes Sadio Mane

The Reds welcome City to Anfield for a pivotal Premier League clash in the final game before the global break.

They also highlighted how well last season's visit had gone in terms of a lack of trouble.

The England worldwide is one of many tales of what might have been for Liverpool over the past three decades, but is also symbolic of how times have changed at Anfield.

"I couldn't have more respect for Pep Guardiola, that's how it is".

Liverpool have still yet to finish above the English champions in Klopp's four seasons in charge, but the gap was down to a single point as City edged a titanic title race last season.

Liverpool go into the game with a six-point lead over City and 2003 was the last time City won at Anfield.

Sterling can not be faulted for a sloppier start to the season by Guardiola's men after two near-perfect campaigns. Pep will look at the pace of Mane and the accusations of diving, but I can not see how these players will not be in a position to say there are goals here.

"It's not [about] adapting, it's because they are good", Guardiola said.


"The only chance we have is if we play like we are and try to create chances to score goals".

Henderson was rested for the mid-week Champions League, but the Liverpool captain should return for this key clash.

In team news, Joel Matip is still injured meaning that Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez will be battling it out to play alongside Virgil van Dijk.

Now they have the ideal opportunity to press home their advantage against a City side further weakened at the back by an injury to goalkeeper Ederson. "Normally, yeah, it's happened in my career at the clubs I've been at that we controlled possession".

The German will however be wary of the inconsistency in form of his defence, after having kept just one clean sheet in their last seven games.

There have been only three times in Guardiola's 11-year managerial career with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City when his team have not had more possession than their opponents and, on each occasion, Klopp was the rival manager.

Sterling has won five major trophies and plenty more plaudits since moving to Manchester, but is yet to score or win in a City shirt at Anfield.

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