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Mark Lawrenson is tipping Liverpool FC to play out a 1-1 draw with Manchester City in their Premier League showdown at Anfield on Sunday.

Since losing 4-1 at Tottenham Hotspur in October, Liverpool have gone 13 rounds without a loss and are unbeaten in 17 matches in all competitions.

Guardiola's side have turned the title race into a lengthy coronation party after powering 15 points clear of second placed Manchester United and 18 ahead of fourth placed Liverpool. Going to any of the top four away from home is hard.

On the other side of the coin, Liverpool are a side that are desperate to get a win.

Henry also gave his verdict on Coutinho's departure.

"They have two choices - follow what you [journalists] said or follow me".

"Oxlade-Chamberlain is there, Lallana is back, but obviously you are going to miss Coutinho". We know we can beat City. City haven't won at Anfield since 2003, although you've got to remember what City were like back then, they're not the team they are now that's for sure.

"I didn't say that English coverage is immature".

However, City boss Pep Guardiola is now optimistic the 20-year-old will return to his fold by the end of January or early February.

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Guardiola, who is again set to be without captain Vincent Kompany due to a calf injury, believes the weekend clash will provide another stern examination of his team's big-game pedigree, having seen them pass such tests with flying colours at Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford and Napoli's Stadio San Paolo this term. The England worldwide has been in outstanding form for Guardiola's side this season but what's behind his scoring streak? Pick your XI using our interactive team selector.

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