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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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Leroy Sane in action during Manchester City's meeting with Huddersfield Town on August 19, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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