Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man City

Liverpool ready to sell Daniel Sturridge for £30m after he asks to quit Anfield

Liverpool ready to sell Daniel Sturridge for £30m after he asks to quit Anfield

That formation will be mirrored by Liverpool in this clash, the side's first since Philippe Coutinho completed his move to Barcelona.

The Egyptian suffered a groin injury, which made him miss his side's last two encounters against Burnley and Everton, but now he is in line to start the Manchester City game on Sunday. There are a few factors that can give the Gooners among us hope that their record will remain unchallenged.

Man City are 5/4 favourites, while the draw is 13/5.

A draw at half-time, Man City at full-time is 9/2. It remains to be seen whether Liverpool are in the market for a like-for-like replacement who was bought for £8.5m and sold for over £140m, but Jurgen Klopp will have to use what he now has at his disposal to try to get the better of all-conquering Manchester City this weekend.

Liverpool know that three points will be just as valuable to them as they look to secure their position inside the top four.

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 30 Premier League fixtures, but Liverpool have the best chance of ending that streak before the end of the season.

City have not won away to Liverpool since May 2003 and they will look to finally end that awful run when the two sides go head-to-head on Sunday.

While this has been a record breaking year for Manchester City, the Sky Blues have looke a little jaded in recent games.

Liverpool stand as the top ball retrievers in 2017/18, winning the ball back in the middle third 628 times - 42 times more than closest rivals in this area Southampton. For the manager and his players, time is quickly running out - even Championship side Bristol City boast more wins (4) against top-flight opposition than the Baggies this season. That is just one of our motivations.

The Dutchman put in positive performance in his debut against bitter rivals Everton, even managing to net a last-gasp victor.

The common denominators among the better efforts involve counter-attacking, congesting the midfield with defensive-minded, tactically disciplined players and focusing on set-pieces that, in the span of eight days, brought Huddersfield and West Ham goals and nearly produced another for Southampton.

Arguably the most improved player of the season so far has been Raheem Sterling.

Guardiola congratulates his players after the final whistle.

Virgil Van Dijk will make his Premier League debut for the Reds.

Undefeated Premier League leader City heads to Merseyside with a handsome 15-point advantage over Manchester United at the summit but history - along with Liverpool's own impressive run of 17 games unbeaten in all competitions - suggests it is in for a rough ride on Merseyside.

Jesus, who sustained the problem at Crystal Palace, left the Selhurst Park pitch in tears but has set early next month as a target for coming back.

Captain Vincent Kompany is major doubt as he struggles with a calf strain.

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