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Manchester City to launch £45m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred?

13 Janvier 2018

A very different Arsenal should be on show to the one thumped 4-2 at Nottingham Forest last Sunday as Arsene Wenger sits in the stands for the final game of his three-match touchline ban. They will need to be at their best to get past Manchester City, who are still unbeaten in the league this season.

Liverpool are certainly out of the title race, despite being just three points off second place. He has made only nine appearances in the Premier League so far this season.

Asked about City's Anfield curse, Guardiola said: "I don't believe in these kind of things, but of course the last time City won was 15 years ago, so it means a lot in terms of how hard and complicated it is to play there". The Reds have been outstanding in attack, with the side netting 50 goals this season. This trip to the capital isn't coming at the best of times for the toffees as they are now on a three game losing streak in all competitions and ending such a poor streak against Spurs will be a big ask.

The feeling around Anfield is that the Reds have mastered their approach so as to remain incredibly resilient, though gifting away reckless opportunities has been the undoing of Klopp's side - causing many games to be drawn from winning positions. And they have shored up their suspect defence by paying an eye-watering £75 million ($102 million, 84 million euros) to Southampton for defender Virgil Van Dijk.

"Sometimes you try things and they come off".

Injuries have mainly been at fault for his lack of game time in the last few seasons but he also doesn't seem to fit in Klopp's system and gone are the days when he worked perfectly alongside Luis Suarez. However, City will have other ideas, and it could prove to be a monumental battle of styles, with the two adept at keeping and utilising possession.

Of that eye-catching trio, it is Salah - who is expected to return to action against City after a recent groin injury - who has most impressed Arsenal's record goal scorer with his all-round play for Liverpool this campaign.

Liverpool are well on the top in terms of head-to-head meetings between the two clubs, with 18 wins versus City's eight, accompanied by 15 draws in 41 total Premier League meetings.

"It's fantastic, very proud of that,"Kane said of matching Gerrard".

Said game aside however, the state of play is rather an interesting one.

Any team willing to press and attack City have found success, and they have found the net. "When Liverpool called, I had no chance". "This season we have done that, but we still have to go to Anfield and to Tottenham. I am focused on Liverpool". Liverpool victory or Manchester City win?

With a top-four finish an imperative for Liverpool, Sunday's rematch at Anfield feels bigger for the hosts.

In 44 Premier League games, the two sides have lost just twice between them (W 32, D 10, L 2).

Manchester City to launch £45m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred?