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Liverpool v Manchester City: Essential reading for Super Sunday

Liverpool host Premier League leaders Manchester City in this weekend’s big Nissan Super Sunday fixture at Anfield.

 

It is Liverpool’s first game since the £146m departure of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, but will they mark it by ending Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the season?

 

From how Liverpool can beat City, to who each side should look to sign in the January transfer window, we round up the best of our big match preview content.

 

How can Liverpool beat City?

Liverpool were on the front foot against Manchester City in September before Sadio Mane’s sending off changed the game – but how did they do it and can it be done again? We examine the stats on to see how best to beat Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Van Dijk effect

Liverpool’s £75m signing Virgil van Dijk is set to start in Sunday’s game. According to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, the former Southampton defender guarantees Liverpool’s place in the top four this season.

“Everyone is vying for second place, but I think personally that by bringing in Van Dijk, you pretty much have cemented the top four with that one signing,” he said. “I do think he is going to make that big a difference.”

 

Thierry Henry’s verdict

According to Thierry Henry, Liverpool could be the side to end Manchester City’s unbeaten run.

 

Henry also gave his verdict on Coutinho’s departure. “You still have Firmino, Salah, Mane – I mean, this is not a bad front three,” he said. “You would obviously prefer to have that front with Coutinho as a No 10.

 

“Oxlade-Chamberlain is there, Lallana is back, but obviously you are going to miss Coutinho. The amount of goals he has scored from outside the box is just ridiculous.

 

You have to move on though and Liverpool will always be

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