Aguero can end Man City´s Anfield woes, says Guardiola


They also dispatched of Merseyside rivals Everton in the FA Cup Third Round last week, with new £75m signing Virgil Van Dijk scoring the victor in a 2-1 victory.

Sturridge has started just 30 Premier League games since the 2014-15 season when he bagged 17 goals as Liverpool went close to winning the title.

Thierry Henry admits Mohamed Salah's potential to score more Premier League goals is "scary" ahead of Liverpool FC's home clash against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

City's 5-0 win over Liverpool in September was the first time they had scored five or more goals in a game against the Reds since March 1937.

Aguero moved to 19 goals for the season thanks to his last-gasp EFL Cup victor against Bristol City in midweek and has netted six times in 11 Premier League matches versus Liverpool but, in a reflection of City's struggles in the away fixture, each of those strikes from the club's all-time record goalscorer have come in matches at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both relishing the chance to put things right when Man City visit on Sunday. "I played with N'Golo for a season and there was not really a game I didn't enjoy playing next to him".

But the Brazil worldwide, 20, has responded well to a visit to Barcelona this week, to be treated by Ramon Cugat, the surgeon Guardiola regularly turns to when his players are battling serious injuries.

No comment - O'Neill silent on Stoke speculation
Niedzwiecki has been assisted by under-18s boss Kevin Russell, who faced the media at a press conference on Thursday afternoon. The Irish Independent report that former Sunderland and Hoops manager O'Neill was set to meet with Stoke top brass last night.

"I think Vincent is not ready", Guardiola confirmed.

Here is Liverpool's strongest possible 4-3-3 XI vs Man City.

But to do that City must end their wretched run at Anfield, where they are without a win since 2003, a run of 16 matches in all competitions.

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And he has now set a new benchmark, City having won six and drawn one of their seven Premier League matches in December. Last season, Klopp's men won the contest 1-0 at home thanks to a brilliant headed goal scored by Dutch global Wijnaldum.

It will likely be a high-octane, intense game of football, with goals and chances galore, and it will be nearly impossible to separate the two teams once the 90 minutes are up.