Guardiola Backs Man City To Survive Liverpool Test, Continue Unbeaten Run

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Crystal Palace face Burnley, Huddersfield meet West Ham United and Newcastle United entertain Swansea City in other weekend matches.

Chelsea takes on Leicester in a clash of the past two winners of the Premier League, Spurs hosts Everton, second-placed Manchester United play Stoke and Arsenal, in sixth spot, travels to Bournemouth. The trip to Anfield represents one of the harder fixtures standing in the way of immortality. The little Brazilian was as brilliant as ever – even when effectively playing under duress. “But records are always there to be broken”. They boast the best goal-scoring record in the Premier League, the best defensive record, the best rate of possession and the best passing percentage.

In 33 games in all competitions this term, the only side to beat Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City were Shakhtar Donetsk in a Champions League dead rubber.

“This season we were able to do that but we still have to go to Anfield, to Tottenham – there are still lots of games to play”. Which brings us to today, when those jittery Gooners have multiplied and sit stone-faced through all games at the Etihad, petrified that their precious achievement might be duplicated – to remain unbeaten over the course of a league season.

But every time City have been challenged this season they have come up with answers. However, despite their excellent run they still stand in the shadow of what could be a historic campaign for Guardiola’s side. I do not know why because you would like to think they struggle against teams like Chelsea and the like.

Liverpool went into the game ahead of City on goal difference after the first three games of the season.

The Premier League is back this weekend after the third round of the FA Cup was played last week.

The former Arsenal and England striker told Sky Sports: “As good as City are, as a four going forward Liverpool are one of the best”.

Despite a height disparity of about ten inches between the two men, Aguero has honed his trade in slipping the last man with his unplayable movement and reading of the game.

They will need to be at their best to get past Manchester City, who are still unbeaten in the league this season.

The 28-year-old needs regular first-team football in order to keep alive his chances of making it into the World Cup squad in June, and believes he can’t get that at Liverpool.

With our much loved Premier League celebrating its 25th Birthday this season we thought it would be the ideal time to look back at the best players to feature in each position over the last quarter century.

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Under Guardiola’s guidance, the English wide-man has transformed into the player he looked destined to become when he left Liverpool for Manchester.

Alberto Moreno returns to Liverpool training ahead of Manchester City clash                 By Michael Mongie-        12th January 2018              0

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