Manchester City will be looking to make a big statement in the fight for the Premier League title when they take on high-flying Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s men managed to grab three crucial points at the death against Bournemouth last time out, with former Liverpool man Raheem Sterling grabbing his second goal of the season in the 97th minute.

Liverpool started off slowly when they only managed to get a 3-3 draw in their first game against Watford and then just beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Anfield. Their last game before the international break saw them humiliate top six rivals Arsenal 4-0, with new signing Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane the stars of the show. They will be eager to carry on their goalscoring form against a side that last beat the Reds in the league in 2014.

The last time these two teams faced off was also at the Etihad Stadium, with City only managing to get a 1-1 draw after a number of wasted chances from the hosts. Sergio Aguero was the man to gain City a point after cancelling out James Milner’s opening penalty against his old club. The Argentinian has scored in the last four home games against Liverpool, and is one goal away from achieving a remarkable record of five consecutive home goals against a certain team.

Here’s how we expect Pep Guardiola to set out his team for the game.

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