Fit for Manchester City clash

Joe Gomez

There could be some new faces around Eastlands before these two clash Sunday tea time, with City believed to be edging ever closer to a deal for Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez despite interest from Manchester United.

They thrashed 10-man Liverpool 5-0 in the reverse fixture at the Etihad early in the season.

'But Liverpool is such an important game, to realise again if we are able to do big things in this season, in important stages, in the Champions League. City had enough chances to win that game, but you can say that about any match they play in and home teams are finding more solutions to being able to compete when they welcome the North-West outfit to their own backyard.

Chelsea and current Premier League leaders Manchester City were thought to be interested in the defender over the past year, but Van Dijk chose Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool after a move broke down in the summer.

Asked about City's Anfield curse, Guardiola said: "I don't believe in these kind of things, but of course the last time City won was 15 years ago, so it means a lot in terms of how hard and complicated it is to play there". Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Gundogan, Sane will look to pick apart a Liverpool defence that has been bolstered by the January signing of Virgil Van Djik.

"I met Jurgen when I was at Bayern Munich and he was always a guy who tried to play forward, and with no fear".

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"I think Vincent is not ready", Guardiola confirmed.

"Hopefully we can do better than last season". This kind of game shows how your mentality is. "They play really good and if you don't respect that, you have a problem", Klopp said.

"He was in Barcelona this week and the news is quite good". However, with the resources at his disposal, plus the possibility of adding even more firepower to his ranks this month, the 4/1 (5.0) could be an interesting bet over the course of the next few months.

"I think two or three weeks", Guardiola concluded on when he expects a return for Jesus. "Against Basel in the Champions League, he could be ready".

Arsenal's 49 games in 2003-2004 is now top, followed by Nottingham Forest's 42 in 1977-1978, Chelsea with 40 in 2004-2005, Leeds's 34 in 1968-1969 and Liverpool's 31 in 1987-1988.

"In sports, that's why you play twice against each other - sometimes you get an opportunity to put things right".

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