Pep Guardiola confirms shock team news ahead of Liverpool clash

Pep Guardiola confirms shock team news ahead of Liverpool clash

Pep Guardiola confirms shock team news ahead of Liverpool clash

The two early Premier League pacesetters will go head-to-head when Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday in a potentially decisive clash.

"You've got to beat the best if you want to be the best".

Ladbrokes, Sky Bet and William Hill have got the former AS Roma man at an even 4 to net the first goal of the evening - with Sergio Aguero priced at 9/2 by a few of the major bookies.

"If you asked anyone they would say it was not done".

If Liverpool need to restore any confidence, they need only look back at their last three games against City -all wins.

The Premier League's top two sides face off this weekend as leaders Manchester City travel to Liverpool in what is expected to be a high-intensity match. The Reds have endured a rampant start to the season and have successfully dispatched all of their opponents so far this season in the home outings. "You could see Napoli used the atmosphere and we couldn't calm it down with our performance", said Klopp after defeat in Italy on Wednesday. Both sides have been playing some scintillating football at the start of the season, and this match should certainly live up to the billing.

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Kompany said: 'Any team that makes that calibre of signing of Alisson or Virgil van Dijk will be stronger for the following season but the Premier League is improving all-round - go through every single team and I see them being stronger. "I'm going for Liverpool to win 3-2".

Defending Premier League champions City have leapfrogged Liverpool on top of the table, jumping ahead of Jurgen Klopp's side on goal difference.

Naby Keita of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on October 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

'I have a really good relationship with Pep. "Benjamin Mendy trained with us today and is in contention".

"It will be hard work, no problem with that, everybody knows it".

Pep Guardiola will have no doubt noted the Liverpool youngsters' recent exuberance to adventure forward which has left the Reds vulnerable at the back and he will be looking for Sane to expose the space with pace.

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