Liverpool vs Manchester City: 5 things to look out for

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The 20-year-old, who has eight Premier League goals this season, was injured in the goalless draw with Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve, as City's 18-match winning league run came to an end, leaving the field in tears.

Whether it is relevant that Man City's last win at Anfield in 2003 is debatable, since City has become such a well-heeled club in the years since.

Goals, goals and more goals are promised at Anfield on Sunday as the Premier League's top two scorers lock horns, with Liverpool hosting Manchester City in a titanic top-flight tussle.

Their 5-0 thrashing at City earlier in the season was Klopp's heaviest defeat in all competitions as Reds boss, and his joint-heaviest ever managerial loss.

"If you want to win titles, you have to win this kind of games", the Spaniard told a press conference yesterday.

Few doubt Manchester City will go on to lift the Premier League title this season after an incredible first half of the campaign. Although Coutinho will no longer be able to provide the trio with ammunition, they still have the speed and guile to trouble Pep Guardiola's side at the back. I've played against Coutinho and he is a fantastic player, but he could be man-marked out of games. "The records are there to be broken".

The Reds are bound to be linked with a host of players in the coming days as Jurgen Klopp considers further adding to his squad following the arrival of defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. "He always liked me as a player and I would be a liar if I said he didn't try". He said: "I don't think so".

However, after missing the last nine games in all competitions, Klopp feels Moreno may need more time to rebuild his fitness so Sunday's game with City is expected to come too soon. That is our target, and to show courage.

"We will not sell the best players in January, the message is clear".

"As I said, you don't like to see friends leave - and Phil was a really good guy as well - but you wish them all the best". Not having Paul Pogba in the opening matchup of the season forced Mourinho's tactical hand, but provided Pogba is fit to play in April, we could well see a much different approach for the Red Devils.

"I think in two, three weeks he will be ready again with us".

Asked why he chose Liverpool, Van Dijk, who also played for Celtic for two seasons, said: "I think the size of the club, the fans, the players, the manager, the whole package here is fantastic".

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.

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