Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Manchester City v Liverpool Talking Points

Manchester City v Liverpool Talking Points

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are proponents of crowd-pleasing attacking football which should make Saturday's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Liverpool an eye-catching affair.

The playmaker, who returned from worldwide duty this week, was linked with a move to the Catalan giants following the departure of his compatriot Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain but Liverpool refused to budge.

City have yet to win at home this season but are undefeated in their last 13 games at the Etihad in the Premier League.

City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said: "I think the beginning was difficult, the intensity of the first half was very hard".

"It was clear it was not the most easy time, but that's the transfer window". "Sometimes deals happen, sometimes not".

Manchester City keeper Ederson Moraes has revealed the extent of his injuries after the disgraceful tackle from Liverpool's Sadio Mane.

"He's good in small spaces, really good in big spaces, good dribbler, good passer, there are lots of things I really like". Nothing that I'm aware of was unforgivable.

Jose Mourinho compares Victor Lindelof's situation to Ricardo Carvalho
He said: "Victor is an intelligent kid, he is very calm and of course he wants to play". He knows that, step by step, he is going to be there.

"It's not important any more, we lost 5-0, it sounds insane I know!" They talk to me and I said no chance. Klopp praised Coutinho's attitude, saying he was in a good mood and training had been positive.

"Sometimes it's impossible after the global break - different plans, different positions, they played all over the world, I don't like this but we can not change it - but you saw City struggled also a little bit".

"We thought it best to give him three or four days proper training and then he'll be available for us, which is very good news".

Manchester City will be without captain and leading centre-back Vincent Kompany after he picked up a slight calf injury on global duty for Belgium.

"He played with Belgium against Gibraltar".

Staggeringly, the calf injury is the 31-year old's 15th in five years, and according to James Ducker from The Telegraph, was caused as a result of Kompany suffering a blow to the knee during the 9-0 World Cup qualifier blitzing of Gibraltar.

He admitted that his Portugal team-mates Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo encouraged him to sign, even though they are former players at City's arch rivals Manchester United.

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