Pep wins record fourth Manager of the Month award

Pep wins record fourth Manager of the Month award

"The red card changed the game and maybe for Man City the season", Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said.

Guardiola invariably gives the impression he is not concerned by statistical distinctions but this is the biggest obstacle in City's path to becoming the division's second "Invincibles".

But Liverpool have been here before when they were forced to accede to Luis Suarez's requests to move to the Catalan giants. "I remember some of his runs against one of the senior players, who couldn't keep up with him". It is exactly like everybody knows - it was his dream and it's the truth when I say he left Liverpool only for one club and that was Barcelona.

This game is a different beast and van Dijk will have to prove his worth immediately.

Their 5-0 defeat by Manchester City earlier in the season was Jurgen Klopp's heaviest defeat in all competitions as Reds manager, and his joint-heaviest ever managerial loss (Mainz were beaten 6-1 by Werder Bremen in October 2006).

Crucially for Liverpool's chances of derailing the leaders, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, who missed the last two matches with a groin problem, is fit and available for selection. Even in midweek, when City looked lackluster against Bristol City, they still managed to produce a late victor.

Christopher Davies was a longtime Premier League correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph.

In an interview with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, Van Dijk said: "It doesn't make me nervous, it's a big compliment to myself for the hard work I've put in so far, that Liverpool are willing to pay that much money".

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Manchester City may be the form team in Europe this season, but their record at Anfield offers Liverpool hope that they can be the first team to beat the Citizens in the English Premier League on Sunday.

The 46-year-old was named victor of the award as his side produced six league wins and a draw in December, 2017.

Liverpool have scored 50 goals in the Premier League, second only to Manchester City, and five more than second-placed Manchester United. With no sign of a resolution to takeover talks on Tyneside, boss Rafa Benitez may be forced to lean on his existing squad for the rest of the season, so Perez's new-found nose for goal may come in useful.

Both teams were gunning for the title and would end the season with over 100 goals - and it was Liverpool who edged this five-goal thriller. That game featured a tug-of-war to take a penalty between Jay Rodriguez and Hal Robson-Kanu with the latter winning - and missing.

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that talks are ongoing with Arsenal striker Theo Walcott.

24-year-old Kane struck eight goals - including two hat-tricks - during the last month of last year. This kind of game shows your mentality.

Whether it is relevant that Man City's last win at Anfield in 2003 is debatable, since City has become such a well-heeled club in the years since.

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