PREVIEW: MANCHESTER CITY VS LIVERPOOL

After a goalless draw at Villa park before the international break, league leaders Manchester City welcome a Liverpool side also hoping to recover from a poor result, having lost 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace.
City are nine points clear of Klopp’s men in the table but Aguero, who is hoping to feature after spending six weeks out with a hamstring injury, rates Liverpool as one of the toughest sides to play in England.
“It should be a great game,” Aguero told City’s official website. “Jurgen Klopp has come in and he is a great addition to the Premier League.
“I have stated before that it is a good thing that the best players and managers come to England; it makes it one of the most competitive tournaments in the whole world.
“Klopp did a great job at [Borussia] Dortmund and that secured his spot in the Premier League. I am sure he will have the time he needs to adapt.
“The truth is playing against tougher opponents makes us all better at our jobs.”
The Argentina international scored five times in his last City outing as Newcastle United were beaten 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium and Manuel Pellegrini could have Fabian Delph (hamstring), David Silva (foot) and Pablo Zabaleta (knee) back in action after the trio joined Aguero in returning to training this week.
Captain and defender Vincent Kompany and Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony are both likely to miss this one.
Klopp is paying little attention to the quality of Liverpool’s opponents and is backing his players to impose themselves on the table-toppers.
He said: “I don’t care about if they are the best team in the league; all I care about is if Liverpool are the best team in the league.
“Man City are a good team with good players. They are not bad. We will be prepared.
“I am really looking forward to this game, as a two-week break after Crystal Palace is long enough.”
Liverpool have Jordon Ibe, James Milner and Kolo Toure fit, but the game will come too soon for Jordan Henderson (foot) and Mamadou Sakho (knee).
The biggest selection dilemma for Klopp is whether to play Daniel Sturridge, the striker, who has only just returned to training after missing seven matches with a knee problem.
Match Facts
– Manchester City have won four and lost none of their last six Barclays Premier League matches against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
– Liverpool have lost one of their last six away league matches (W2 D3 L1), a defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
– The Reds have scored just 13 league goals this term, their joint-lowest tally in a BPL campaign after 12 matches.
– This is Man City’s third best start to a season in the competition after 2011/12 (34 points) and 2012/13 (28).
– Manchester City have fired in the most shots on target of any team in the division (83).
– Philippe Coutinho has scored three goals in four league appearances against Man City.
– Only City goalkeeper Joe Hart (14) has kept more BPL clean sheets in 2015 than Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet (13).
Match Officials:
Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: S Bennett, E Smart Fourth Official: K Friend



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