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Manchester City v Liverpool

2nd January 2019, 16:53 by Tom Hill

Liverpool will look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to nine points when they take on Manchester City.

The two teams will clash at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night and the pressure will be on City as they try to cut the gap between themselves and the Reds.

Liverpool have been in sensational form this season, remaining unbeaten in the Premier League after 20 matches.

Jurgen Klopp's men go into the clash having won eight games in a row in all competitions, but also with the knowledge that City won the last league meeting between the two sides at the Etihad 5-0.

City manager Pep Guardiola could be able to recall midfield duo Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne. Gundogan missed the win over Southampton, while De Bruyne has struggled with a muscle problem.

Fabian Delph remains suspended, while left-back Benjamin Mendy is a long-term absentee.

Liverpool have also had injury concerns of their own, but James Milner, Alberto Moreno, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita are among those in contention for a recall.

City's 5-0 home victory last season is their solitary win in the past 11 meetings against Liverpool, although the Reds' only triumph in nine league visits to the Etihad Stadium was in November 2015.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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