Manchester City's Jesus set to return next month


I think we hit it off from the first game and after that we did not really lose.

Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to underline their intention to make history this season when the runaway Premier League leaders travel to Liverpool on Sunday (Monday in Manila).

If unbeaten City can leave Anfield unscathed, they will have only 15 more matches in which to avoid defeat as they aim to emulate the achievements of Arsenal in 2003-04 and Preston in 1888-89, who both went an entire top-flight season without losing. City were exposed on their left-hand side with [Nicolas] Otamendi and [Mohamed] Salah taking advantage of [Fabian] Delph, who we all know is not a left back, and Otamendi was exposed.

"When Liverpool called, I had no chance". City had a spell when they needed a succession of late goals to see off their opponents, with narrow victories against Huddersfield, Southampton and West Ham. They are only looking at more reinforcements to further strengthen the team.

According to reports last month the England global - who only made one appearance for the Three Lions in 2017- is open to a move overseas as he searches for regular game time ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Liverpool player Mohamed Salah in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Joe Gomez
GETTYJoe Gomez thinks he will benefit greatly from Virgil van Dijk being at Liverpool

However, Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insists Pep Guardiola's side are not unbeatable.

The club's undefeated record of 20-0-2 is still intact however as City faces one of its toughest tests of the season Sunday at Liverpool.

It is actually scary as look at the actual amount of goals he scores, but also look at the amount of goals he missed - one versus one, not easy goals at the end of the day, because they are not easy. Klopp sees him as the high-pressing, ball-recycling lynch pin to a successful midfield.

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"So it is in the back of my mind but first and foremost, it's Manchester City at the minute". That's all we need.

Having not played since Friday 5, the Liverpool manager will have a fresh team available having enjoyed a productive festive period - extending their unbeaten run to 17 games.