Liverpool v Manchester City

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Arsene Wenger's team selection for Sunday's trip to Bournemouth could reveal whether Alexis Sanchez will be staying at Arsenal this month or finally completing a protracted move to Manchester City. Any result is possible when Liverpool take to the pitch but if they turn it on this weekend, expect them to inflict City's first domestic setback of the campaign. The Cityzens haven't lost a single game in the English top-flight this term and have dropped just 4 points - in draws against Everton and Crystal Palace. The arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m was met with a mixture of joy and relief from the club's supporters, but the departure of Philippe Coutinho has left a Brazilian-maestro-shaped hole in the final third. Guardiola, though, wants nothing to distract his players as they prepare for Sunday's Premier League visit to Liverpool, and continue their pursuit of four trophies.

Will the 26-year-old be able to put in another top shift against Manchester City's explosive offensive threat?

"Moreno was back in team training yesterday for the first time".

Asked about City's Anfield curse, Guardiola said: "I don't believe in these kind of things, but of course the last time City won was 15 years ago, so it means a lot in terms of how hard and complicated it is to play there". Mohamed Salah looks as unstoppable as anyone in the City ranks, whilst equally it seems unlikely Liverpool can pin City's front line down.

"Klopp was struggling to fit Coutinho, Saido Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Adam Lallana into the same team".

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte won the award three times in a row in 2016. They've scored nine in their last three home games against Premier League opposition, beating Swansea, Leicester, and Everton.

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There are few players in better form in the Premier League at present, and Gareth Southgate will be paying close attention as he ponders his England World Cup squad.

Manchester City have not won at Anfield since 2003, a run of 16 matches in all competitions.

"Of course they're not".

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.

The game should be an action-packed one, with neither team likely to sit back.

Arsenal's Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp were the only two players remaining from the side's previous title triumph in 1998, with the latter deployed as a second striker behind focal point Thierry Henry.

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