When you also factor in City's return of almost three goals a game, it's quite easy to assume the Reds will be the underdog on Sunday.
"It changed the season for City in a positive way and gave us a little knock for a few days and weeks".
"But records are always there to be broken so maybe on Sunday Sergio can break that record".
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You won't hear many City fans complaining but since the club takeover by Abu Dhabi United Group for £210 in 2008, it's been spend, spend, spend and win, win, win. We have studied their strengths and their weaknesses, as they will have done with us. That stretch of results also includes a 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth and three gritty, hard-fought 2-1 wins. "You need to show up".
"If you want to win titles you have to win these kind of games".
Carrick has been on the fringes this season due to him undergoing a procedure to treat an irregular heartbeat, but has a coaching job waiting for him should he decide to retire.
And what better way to prove it than to beat the yet undefeated Manchester City?
'But saying that, Liverpool have resources, and of course they are going to go into the market, and Jurgen knows exactly what he has to do, and what he needs for his team.
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While City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi has improved, the Reds have three pacey forwards in Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, who can be a threat in attacking transition plays and expose his lack of pace.
In a usual season they would be in the title shake-up (their 44 points at this stage would have put them top in 2015/16), but given City's dominance, they are having to settle for a position amongst the also-rans in the race for the Champions League spots.
They have not kept a clean sheet in their last 23 visits and only one in the last 37. The bigger picture is Manchester City remain unbeaten and now own a 15-point advantage at the top.
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After their biggest transfer departure in recent seasons, Liverpool will face their toughest opponents this weekend when they host Manchester City at Anfield.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson predicted the outcome of tomorrow's Premier League clash between Liverpool and Man City at Anfield, when writing his regular prediction column for Sky Sports. The club was fighting until the last second and tried everything.
Their Premier League record reads played 22, won 20.
Probability of away win: 45%.
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