Anfield Hoodoo Haunts Manchester City In Top-Of-Table Clash Against Liverpool

Marcus Newton
October 7, 2018

He has transformed them into a title-challenging team year in, year out.

Klopp was asked if the Liverpool midfielder would be fit for the City clash in his pre-match press conference, and admitted he was unsure.

Aguero and van Dijk are key to both City and Liverpool's hopes on Sunday and they have each started their respective season in fine form, with the Argentina global already with eight goal scoring contributions to his name and the Dutch defender with four clean sheets. "Of course, the Liverpool fans want him to play bad and he wants to play good, but I won't [leave him out] for that reason".

Gary Neville reckons that fatigue in Liverpool's outstanding front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino could potentially stop Jurgen Klopp's side winning the Premier League this season.

Though his side have already lost three times to Liverpool in 2018 - conceding seven goals in their two trips to Anfield - he has maintained City won't park the bus.

As for Manchester City, they were the only Premier League side to register a victory in the Champions League midweek with a narrow 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.

After being overlooked earlier in the season Sane has returned to the fold with instant impact having scored one and created three more across all competitions.

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There is a theory that although Klopp is able to defeat Guardiola in a one-off game, the latter will ultimately prevail over the course of a league campaign because of the control his football exerts and the squad he has.

Kevin De Bruyne could return from injury at Anfield and Walker admits a few of the Manchester City players have struggled for fitness after the World Cup.

"So there's nothing better than playing these type of games". The thing with games like this one today is that you can never promise the supporters what the outcome will be in terms of the result, but I can promise that everyone in our dressing room knows this is a significant contest and an important one. Looking back on last season, they were our bogey team.

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Goals seem to be on the agenda when these two meet and while both teams to score looks a good option, I don't see much value in the price at around [1.56] despite thinking it may well occur, I think I would prefer to look elsewhere for a bet.

He said: "Obviously we won the last three games against City". We have to go to Anfield and put that to bed.

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