Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

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The 5-0 scoreline from the teams' first league game at City was an anomaly, as Liverpool was a 10-man side after a red card in the first half.

City haven't beaten Liverpool at Anfield since the Abu Dhabi takeover in 2008, and haven't won at Anfield for 15 years overall.

"I'm focused on Liverpool, as a manager, you have a lot of work to deal with so you have to choose what to be focused on", said Guardiola. Playing at Anfield, we're always confident we're going to win. We have goals and creativity all over the team. "We have everything we need to go and get the right result". We fancy the big center-back to do just that and give Pep Guardiola's side their first loss of the Premier League season.

Commenting on the kind of reception former Red Raheem Sterling would get from Liverpool fans, Guardiola said: "It's not the first time he's been back".

Accompanied by a picture of the two players in Liverpool shirts with arms around each other, the message said: "Liverpool is no longer the same without the magical bro, I wish the infinite success for you, that you enjoy life".

It is likely Tosun will be thrown straight in against Tottenham on Saturday, and Allardyce needs his new man to adapt quickly to the Premier League to avoid a seven-point gap to the bottom three from shrinking any further.

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Arsenal may be away at Bournemouth this weekend but there was only one major talking point in Arsene Wenger's pre-match press conference - the future of striker Alexis Sanchez. It's just there. We don't think about it much.

"It can be more hard to settle in when people don't step back and give you the time to have that bedding-in period", he reflects. Antonio Conte has prepared many a team to counter an attacking juggernaut to a successful degree, and he'll have his hands full with trying to do so for a second time this season.

"Great players will leave clubs and the clubs will bring in great players", Oxlade-Chamberlain says of Coutinho's departure. It's not that I don't want to inform you.

"I don't think they would have sold him if they didn't feel they could cope with it".

Tottenham's top-four fight figures to go down to the wire, so Spurs will have the added pressure to secure points as it fights for its place in Europe.

Arsenal have already completed the signing of Greek centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos, but with Mertesacker retiring at the end of the season and Mustafi's future uncertain, the signing of Evans could be crucial for Wenger's team. In three previous meetings, Aguero hasn't found the net once, failing to muster a single attempt on target in 90 minutes against Southampton earlier in the season.

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