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How Manchester City could line up against Liverpool

Ahead of Sunday's Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could set up.

Manchester City will be hoping to right some wrongs when they take on Liverpool at Anfield in the pick of this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

The Citizens have already lost three games against the Reds this calendar year and are without a win at this ground in 17 attempts.

Pep Guardiola's men make this latest trip to Merseyside in good form, however, having won six and drawn one of their league games this term to find themselves top of the pile, level on points with their opponents.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Guardiola may set out his side to finally get one over on the Reds.

Possible MNC XI vs. LIV

Out: Eliaquim Mangala (knee), Claudio Bravo (Achilles), Fabian Delph (knock)
Doubtful: Kevin De Bruyne (knee), Benjamin Mendy (foot), Ilkay Gundogan (hamstring)

Guardiola has a big decision to make with regards to which formation he goes with at Anfield - three at the back or four.

The availability of Mendy, who has returned to training this week, may well play a deciding factor in that decision, but the French full-back will be some way short of full fitness.

Oleksandr Zinchenko may therefore be required on his return from injury to fill in at the back, meaning that Guardiola can field an extra central midfielder.

The Catalan coach is also blessed with options in his forward line, but he may well stick with the same trio from the 2-1 win at Hoffenheim in midweek, as Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero - without a goal in nine attempts at Anfield - are all in good form.

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Who will win Sunday's Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City?

Liverpool
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Leroy Sane in action during Manchester City's meeting with Huddersfield Town on August 19, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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