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Manchester City v Liverpool

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3 Jan 2019
Southampton v Manchester City

Manchester City will be hoping to close the seven-point gap on unbeaten leaders Liverpool.

Team news

Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (muscle) is in contention to return to action.

Benjamin Mendy (knee) and Claudio Bravo (Achilles) are long-term absentees. Fabian Delph is suspended.

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner (hamstring) could return.

Did you know?

Sergio Aguero has scored in all six home league appearances v Liverpool, the best 100 per cent rate of home matches scored in by a player against any opponent in Premier League history.

Man City have won only one of their last 11 meetings with Liverpool in all competitions, although that was a 5-0 victory at the Etihad in the Premier League last season.

Liverpool have claimed victory in only one of their last nine league visits to the Etihad Stadium, winning 4-1 in Jurgen Klopp's first away fixture against them as Reds manager.

No team have failed to win an English top-flight title with at least a seven-point lead coming into the new year before.

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants:
 Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official:
 Martin Atkinson

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