Predicted Reds XI for Premier League clash v Manchester City

Predicted Reds XI for Premier League clash v Manchester City

"They play a fantastic season, our season is not too bad but, in a game like this, you need to show that you can cause them problems, more problems than other teams can, make their life hard and try to win". Kane claimed the prize ahead of seven other nominees - Chelsea's Marcos Alonso, West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic, Liverpool duo Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, Jesse Lingard of Manchester United, Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi.

Obviously there is no Philippe Coutinho after he secured his move to Barcelona this week so Sadio Mane is likely to keep his place on the opposite flank.

Man City are cruising to Premier League glory as things stand-how much fun have these last five months been?

He has made only nine appearances in the Premier League so far this season.

They are unbeaten in all competitions since October and that form has pushed them up into the top four.

Incredibly, Pep Guardiola's side have dropped just four points all season, and their quality of football has been admirable.

"I'm pretty sure, and he did it last season, he's going to try to make his own game and I think it will be a good game".

City's style of play could also prove telling down the line.

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Saints threatened to report Liverpool to the Premier League over an alleged illegal approach for Van Dijk and the Reds backed off.

But Jurgen Klopp hopes to have him back to face City on Sunday with the Egypt global having already returned to full training.

Liverpool could remain unbeaten in their opening 12 home matches of a Premier League season for the first time since 2011-12.

Kevin De Bruyne, for very obvious reasons.

He has the work-rate and tenacity to give Salah a run for his money, though there is no room for error in the boiling cauldron of atmosphere that will be Anfield on Sunday.

Barring an epic collapse, City will spend the rest of the season focused on the historic implications of their remarkable campaign.

Guardiola, who is again set to be without captain Vincent Kompany due to a calf injury, believes the weekend clash will provide another stern examination of his team's big-game pedigree, having seen them pass such tests with flying colours at Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford and Napoli's Stadio San Paolo this term.

Their first meeting: Nicolas Otamendi, of all people, scored the match-winner in the 54th minute, after Marcus Rashford's goal in first-half stoppage time had sent the clubs into the locker room at 1-all. After Liverpool, repeats against those two teams await, with Tottenham Hotspur thrown in for good measure.

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