Liverpool v Manchester City: Essential reading for Super Sunday

Van Dijk not daunted by huge transfer fee

Liverpool could go some way to reigniting the Premier League title chase with a victory over runaway leaders Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday. That is what I want to speak about.

City, still in the hunt for four trophies this term, could also become the first team to win a top-flight match at Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in the same season since Wimbledon in 1986-87.

"(Mohamed) Salah and (Sadio) Mane are tough guys for us to control, especially when we lose the ball in unsafe positions, because they are so fast, so quick and so clever in the box. Liverpool played well against us.

Liverpool booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over Everton last time out but they will be exclusively focussed on league matters tomorrow afternoon.

The former Manchester City youth player will be desperate to get away from Liverpool if he is to have any chance of being considered for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

Draws against Everton at the Etihad Stadium and at Crystal Palace are the only games Pep Guardiola's side have failed to win in the top-flight this season.

Wijanldum was giving nothing away about tactics, but revealed his admiration for City's play this season, saying: "I think they are more consistent than before, and they don't give away games that they have to win". City haven't won at Anfield since 2003, although you've got to remember what City were like back then, they're not the team they are now that's for sure. "But you never know".

While the attacking intent of the teams involved gives fans reasons to be excited; tactically, this could well be the toughest game yet for both teams so far this season. "This season at Stamford Bridge we were able to do that but still we have to go to Anfield, to Emirates and against Tottenham". Liverpool have to defend their whole history.

They wanted a big name coach to really shake things up, and according to Klopp, approached the then-Borussia Dortmund boss. In the 80s they dominated the world and European football.

"In a football way we should try to clarify something".

"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".

"You still have Firmino, Salah, Mane - I mean, this is not a bad front three", said the Sky Sports pundit.

"You will always be judged on the result". Pep Guardiola won't be focused on that record at this stage, but it will be at the centre of discussions for the media at the game. I identify quite well with how they play and how they want to do things. "That's the reason why I'm here - to talk to them".

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