Aguero can end Man City's Anfield woes, says Guardiola

Van Dijk not daunted by huge transfer fee

Van Dijk not daunted by huge transfer fee

Being the perfectionist that he is, Pep Guardiola may have been mildly irked not to have broken the previous top-flight record for consecutive wins he had set with his Bayern side.

But the Brazil global, 20, has responded well to a visit to Barcelona this week, to be treated by Ramon Cugat, the surgeon Guardiola regularly turns to when his players are battling serious injuries. "He's more mature, and of course he has to be calm and play the game he has to play".

"Maybe Arsene (Wenger) is anxious about that, but I tell him many times: 2004, that run is for him".

Guardiola was reluctant to comment on his chances of signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal during the January transfer window, instead saying that his focus was on maintaining City's fine form when they travel to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

And while Wenger rightly holds the achievement as his proudest moment in football management, it appears Guardiola's shrewd assertions hold some weight. "Not against Manchester United", the great Scot snapped back, in a response that was more a "growl".

The defending champions won't be repeating, but that doesn't mean they can't have a say in the manner in which they concede the title. If they can get a win or a draw from Anfield people will seriously believe they can match that Arsenal side of 2004.

The Dutchman became the world's most expensive defender after completing a January 1 move from Southampton to the Reds, where he has already hit the ground running after scoring the victor in the FA Cup clash against bitter rivals Everton.

What separates the Spaniard's squad to that of his counterpart is City's overwhelming depth.

Reverting to a 4-3-3 formation for the most part this season, City have relied on a relentless pressing system to suffocate their opponents off the ball.

It will obviously be a huge boost for Liverpool to have Salah available again as the Egyptian global has been one of the stars of the season so far having scored 23 goals in his 29 appearances in all competitions. He left United in 2014 as a club legend having won five Premier League titles.

The former Chelsea winger has 22 goals to his name in all competitions. You can defend it, of course, but it's really hard.

"This season at Stamford Bridge we were able to do that, but we still have to go to Anfield and [play away] against Arsenal and Tottenham".

City's last win at Anfield came courtesy of a Nicolas Anelka brace in May 2003, with four draws and 10 defeats since that result, including losses on each of its past four visits.

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