Liverpool Are The Most Likely Team To Halt Guardiola's City

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To win the December prize, Guardiola topped a six-man shortlist that also included Conte, Everton's Sam Allardyce, Roy Hodgson of Crystal Palace, Liverpool's Juergen Klopp and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.

In addition to the guarantee of an intriguing match of football, Sunday's showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City also promises to provide some clarity.

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.

He's masterminded an incredible campaign for Manchester City this season which includes being 15 points clear of nearest rivals, Manchester United, in the Premier League, to being in the next round of three different cups competitions.

A hostile reception is likely to lie in wait once more for the England global, who has made tremendous strides under Guardiola and scored 18 goals in 29 matches this season.

According to the Liverpool ECHO, Moreno could face Manchester City this weekend as he looks set to follow the rehab timeline that Klopp revealed when he mentioned that the fullback might be fit enough to make a comeback against Pep Guardiola's ruthless Manchester City side. "Of course, he has to be calm and play the game he has to play".

Man City eased its way to the FA Cup round of 32, where it will play either Cardiff City or Mansfield.

Liverpool, which is 6-2-1 without Coutinho this season, should still have sufficient playmaking support to get Salah his scoring opportunities.

France's forward Thomas Lemar celebrates his goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match vs the Netherlands

He, too, wants clarity, even if he and his club already have considerably more of it than Klopp and Liverpool.

For the first time since his departure, Liverpool are back in action and even more pressure will be placed on Mo Salah and Saido Mane to produce.

You're unbeaten since October yet you remain "only" fourth.

When De Bruyne is allowed to create City waste little time before burying their opposition, while showing little remorse in the process.

City have not won in the Red half of Merseyside in the league for nearly 15 years. And maybe for Man City, the season.

The importance of them to the clubs is massive and this will be a hard fought game, especially considering both teams don't score goals.

It's up to the wealth of creative options in the Liverpool team to fill the spellbinding duties of the recently departed Brazilian.

Let's hope it's not a repeat of last year-if they were still playing now the scoreline would be 1-0.

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