Combined XI: Manchester City vs. Liverpool

Combined XI: Manchester City vs. Liverpool

"They've won the title".

Preparations for our Premier League clash against Liverpool are in full swing at the City Football Academy. "We played many times against them a year ago, they know us and we know them, so it will be a massive game, enjoyable to watch, enjoyable to play and let's see who will win".

Now it's different as Liverpool leads second-placed Tottenham by six points and City by seven.

"Of course we did it here in the league and the Champions League - but in the league not many people could touch them".

"One of the most hard ones you can play in the modern football world, away at City".

"That's largely because City have had their wobble now and we know they have such a good squad".

The former England man told Sky Sports: "If Liverpool don't lose at Man City, then that rules City out of the title race".

The boss, speaking to ESPN Brasil, was further asked whether he was surprised by any of his summer signings, to which he said: "Well, maybe that Ali (Alisson) is such a good football player".

Muscling in De Bruyne trains with his City team-mates yesterday
Muscling in De Bruyne trains with his City team-mates yesterday

His prowess seems to know no bounds, with effortless pace, power, poise and ability in every aspect of his game - all of which he will need to draw on to keep Aguero at bay.

Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt for Manchester City's crunch Premier League match against leaders Liverpool.

The first step towards dealing with any distressing situation is accepting it, and, in this case, the best way to do that is knowing that it could have been a lot worse - they could have won it in 2014.

Guardiola said: "I can not figure out that what happened in the past is going to happen in the future".

Kompany, though, called on his side to avenge a painful Champions League quarter-final exit to Liverpool last season. Liverpool is not only unbeaten and on a nine-match winning run, but is blowing away the competition as evidenced by its two wins since Christmas: 4-0 over Newcastle and 5-1 over Arsenal. It sounds like we go there and we are more likely to win the game then they are.

If we can play the way we know we can play, we can beat anyone, Sterling said.

Although City have goalscorers all over the pitch, they will be seriously weakened if van Dijk can stifle Aguero for 90 minutes, as he is also a very important player in other aspects of City's attacking play.

A fifth factor being considered is who will get the left-back role in Benjamin Mendy's continued absence, and Guardiola sees right-footed Danilo as the best option tomorrow (8pm).

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