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

Kristopher Love | 13 January, 2018, 05:39

Here's what to watch for.

"He told Sky Sports: "(Liverpool) will press Man City like they have never been pressed.

Alberto Moreno was pictured training at Melwood on Wednesday as Jurgen Klopp prepares his side to face Manchester City at the weekend. "If that is possible to get over the line, I would be delighted but obviously there is negotiations that are happening at the moment". The addition of Van Djik I think was one of the best pieces of business Liverpool have done in year, he addresses their back four problems.

According to TMW in France, Stoke City are actively pursuing Antalayaspor player, William Vainqueur this month. If he can keep Aguero quiet once more, it may hint that Liverpool finally have the foundation on which to mount their own title challenge next season.

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that talks are ongoing with Arsenal striker Theo Walcott.

But when it came time move on, Gundogan said Guardiola's inistence on signing him, despite having picked up a serious injury at the time, trumped the chance to join his former coach at Anfield. "For us, it's a massive three points that we need to win".

Two more clubs given a lift by FA Cup victories but while Brighton would never sniff at a win over bitter rivals Crystal Palace, the Baggies needed it more, ending a run of 21 games without a win at Exeter.

"We will see. Until 31 January a lot of things can happen". Instead, Jesse Lingard is the player they should fear most, with the midfielder cementing his status as the clutch individual for Jose Mourinho's side in recent weeks.

24-year-old Kane struck eight goals - including two hat-tricks - during the last month of last year.

Guardiola's side scored 19 goals in December and bagged four on three different occasions and saw off Spurs, West Ham, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Swansea, Leicester and Manchester United.

Steve Bruce's side are now in a play-off spot but a trip to buoyant Forest will be a real test as they look to earn promotion back into the Premier League. But Klopp's Liverpool, even without the departed Coutinho, are unlikely to hold back at Anfield, where the home crowd will demand they take the game to City.

Under Guardiola's guidance, the English wide-man has transformed into the player he looked destined to become when he left Liverpool for Manchester. It's about mettle and changing the narrative from the last match up.

Klopp will surely have learnt something from Bristol City's heroic, attacking performance on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup, only going down 2-1 after a victor from sub Sergio Aguero deep into stoppage time.