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TODAY’S LINE-UPS

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Subs: Adrian, Gomez, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Keita, Origi.

Man City: Bravo; Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Angelino; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero

Subs: Carson, Jesus, D. Silva, Mahrez, Cancelo, Otamendi, Foden

PEP GUARDIOLA ON MAN CITY’S ANFIELD RECORD

Pep Guardiola has not led his Manchester City side to a win at Anfield, losing three and drawing one with a negative aggregate of 8-3 in all competitions.

Speaking about the record, which has seen City win once at Anfield since 1983, Guardiola said: ““Statistics? I don’t think about much those, but a long time without winning shows how difficult it is to succeed at Anfield.

“Maybe Sunday, it will end. Life goes on. It’s a game and we will do what we have do to win try and win it.

“I cannot explain our record there. I can explain my periods there. In the last few minutes, we had a penalty to win at Anfield last season.

“It’s not easy to go to stadiums like Anfield. They are bigger stages and Liverpool are a good team – what can I say? Everybody knows it.”

JURGEN KLOPP ON THE MAN CITY RIVALRY

Liverpool’s manager has been keen to avoid an off-field sparring match with Manchester City despite jibing back slightly about Pep Guardiola’s diving comments towards Sadio Mane.

Talking about the rivalry between the two sides, Klopp said: “From a sports point of view, it’s getting bigger and bigger.

“I am here for four years, so what can I say about traditions? If you speak about 50 or 60 years ago it could then be probably completely different, I don’t know exactly. But it’s not important.

“We live now and obviously Man City is a pretty good football team and that means, of course, there’s a rivalry. Thank God there is a rivalry because that means we are not in bad place as well.”

GOOD AFTERNOON

It’s the big one. It’s Sunday, it’s 4pm, it’s Anfield under the lights, it’s Liverpool, it’s Manchester City, it’s Jurgen Klopp, it’s Pep Guardiola… And it’s Express Sport taking you through every step of the way.

Team news for the most heavily-anticipated match of the season so far will be on its way shortly, as soon as the ink hits the paper.

If Liverpool win, they go nine points clear of main title rivals City; if City win, they close the gap to three.

We’re in for a belter…l



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