Man City must pull everything out of the locker against Liverpool - Kompany

Man City must pull everything out of the locker against Liverpool - Kompany

Stakes high, stage set.

Manchester City and Liverpool have produced some memorable clashes in recent times, and this promises to be another.

A comprehensive win over Arsenal was Liverpool's seventh victory in December; another record.

Liverpool are now unbeaten after the first 19 games of the Premier League season.

"They have so many options - Aymeric Laporte could go to left back, as could Danilo or even Kyle Walker".

"So we look at ourselves, and tomorrow against Southampton, we have to do what we do, and try to win, and when that happens, everything comes back to a normal position". In 20 matches, Robertson and Co. have conceded just eight times.

A frustrating afternoon for Austin came to an end when he was replaced by Irish striker Shane Long towards the end of Southampton's 3-1 defeat at St. Mary's.

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Tottenham's surprise loss extending the league leader's advantage to seven points at the top.

Riyad Mahrez nearly added a brilliant second after City had broken from inside their own area but, after advancing towards Southampton box, his finish was curled narrowly wide.

With the Reds now seven points clear at the top of the table, Klopp signalled out his central midfielder for praise. It promises to be a fascinating tactical tussle.

'We play the way that the game tells us to play, ' he added.

This approach proved effective against Manchester United, where an early blitz overwhelmed the Red Devils and stifled their attacking play.

He said: "You can lose two, and three, and four, five". You can go to Liverpool and get beat, or other places, but not at home by Wolves. They've won the title.

"But of course you have the past two games, against Crystal Palace and Leicester, and you have that sense, because there are two teams there now who are better than us in the last month".

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But Klopp insists he will be instructing his players to continue what they have been doing all season and won't be thinking about the points gap. We are not going to treat it different to any other.

They certainly caused Arsenal problems last time out. Liverpool, so far, have shown remarkable strength and precious few weaknesses.

The Italian worldwide defender has been on the fringes of the Manchester United team since the start of last season.

Defeat for the Premier League champions would leave them 10 points behind the visitors to the Etihad Stadium.

"But the thing is, they completed it and they've got their winners" medal and the trophy. We might be nine points in front now but we have to go to Manchester City in five days.

"In the end for us it's not really important where we stand because we want to win games and we want to win games until the end".

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