Liverpool v Man City - Previews and possible lineups

Liverpool v Man City - Previews and possible lineups

Liverpool v Man City - Previews and possible lineups

Manchester City's record signing Riyad Mahrez blazed an 86th-minute penalty over the bar to preserve Liverpool's unbeaten Premier League record as both sides failed to lay down an early marker in the title race with a disappointing 0-0 draw at Anfield.

Manchester City arguably have the best midfield in the Premier League, and the only possible way of beating them is stifling them for time and space, something Liverpool showed in the League and the Champions League outings last season. After none of these games you go into the dressing room and think, "Now we know how to beat Manchester City", because there is no real way, no one thing that you have to do.

"It'll be fascinating all of the individual duels and battles all over the pitch and there's two world-class managers". We don't save lives, we are only good at football.

CRAIG LEVEIN was frustrated that Hearts gifted Rangers crucial first half goals as the league leaders went down 3-1 at Ibrox.

City sit top of the table with 19 points and are only ahead of the Reds on goal difference.

But Klopp is wary that his players will have little time to recover from this period with most of his squad involved in internationals, reigniting the club-versus-country debate.

"The best way is that when people arrive at the stadium, they are going to see a football game and enjoy watching both sides".

"Last night the players fed off the atmosphere and it really took them to a high level".

He continued: "Hearts had started so good but when this team believe we will win all the games if we play like this". If we do not entertain the people, why do we play it?

Manchester City Pep Guardiola believes that Liverpool's star winger Mohamed Salah still needs seven or eight years to be compared to City's star Sergio Aguero, but the Egyptian worldwide can return to his scoring ways in the future.

I know we are less than 10 games in, but I welcome the fact that Hearts, Hibs, Livingston and Kilmarnock are all doing well and sitting above the Old Firm.

As everyone always points out, the most important game is the next one and for the Parkhead club - and Rangers - it's vital they win this afternoon.

Sterling has received hostile receptions and struggled in games back at Anfield since leaving the Reds for City in 2015. "When you are in there scenting goals sometimes this happens".

"They come back overweight and nowhere near the training condition you need them in".

They were rare blips in an outstanding season and Guardiola is determined to prevent Liverpool building momentum in such fashion again by fighting fire with fire.

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