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Manchester City vs Liverpool: 3 Key Battles To Watch Out For

Manchester City vs Liverpool: 3 Key Battles To Watch Out For

Preparations for our Premier League clash against Liverpool are in full swing at the City Football Academy.

But ahead of the visit of Jurgen Klopp's men to the Etihad on Thursday, Kompany issued a rallying cry to the City squad and fans to keep fighting to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League.

It's being billed as the game of the season, and it's easy to see why. "The players will try to do the performance they can do".

"Even if we don't win this game we will be going for so many titles this season".

"We didn't win it, yes, but 20 teams [18 in the Champions League era] reached the Champions League final so that was the moment when we did something really special".

The Reds' road to glory is far from assured-the latest edition of The Spin explains why Jurgen Klopp's side may kept waiting for that elusive Premier League title.

Liverpool is now enjoying an unbeaten season under Jurgen Klopp and maintaining an impressive nine points lead over the second place Tottenham at the end of the year 2018.

But in a handful of games Pep has made crucial changes to how we set up and the roles of the players - like at Anfield against Liverpool last season in the Champions League. But because of a lot of things we don't control we lost that game.




Knowing that they suffer most when Liverpool get the tempo up, City kept the game slow and stayed much more rigid in position than normal - even though it meant they couldn't double up on certain players at certain times. Would I say they are the best team in the world if nobody would ask me? No. It's hard with the qualities all the teams have but it's just not important what happens.

While both teams will need to be on top of their games across the field, here are three pivotal areas which could see the game swing in either Liverpool or Manchester City's favour.

United Kingdom viewers can watch Manchester City vs Liverpool on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, channels 401 and 402 respectively on Sky and channels 501 and 502 respectively for Virgin Media users.

"I think we got finally rid of the backpack when we reached the Champions League final", he said.

"This season we could have beaten them, we could have won there, we missed a penalty at the end of the game".

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes Liverpool FC will secure a positive result against Manchester City at The Etihad on Thursday evening.

Manchester City stormed their way to the Premier League last season, amassing a record-breaking 100 points over 38 games. Pep's plan might work keeping in view the error from Alisson in the game against Leicester and their attackers urge to move forward behind the defenders.

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