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06:00  10 november  2019
06:00  10 november  2019 Source:   skysports.com

Liverpool fan Sean Cox to attend Man City match

  Liverpool fan Sean Cox to attend Man City match Liverpool fan Sean Cox is to return to Anfield for the first time since sustaining serious injury in an attack by Roma supporters outside the ground in April 2018. Cox and his family will be hosted by Liverpool this weekend for the top-of-the-table clash with Manchester City, live on Sky Sports Premier League.The 54-year-old was left with serious brain injuries after he was attacked ahead of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma in 2018.

Premier League champions Manchester City are no underdogs to table-topping Liverpool, insists Pep Guardiola ahead of Sunday's showdown. Liverpool hold a six-point lead over City after 11 games going into the match at Anfield , live on Sky Sports Premier League, with a chance to move nine points clear

Pep Guardiola may believe that Liverpool are “probably the strongest team in the world” but he says Manchester City don’t go to Anfield as underdogs . Even the club’s long-serving players such as Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Silva have never won at Anfield with City ’s one victory there in the

Premier League champions Manchester City are no underdogs to table-topping Liverpool, insists Pep Guardiola ahead of Sunday's showdown. Liverpool hold a six-point lead over City after 11 games going into the match at Anfield, live on Sky Sports Premier League, with a chance to move nine points clear of their title rivals heading into the international break.

City have won just one match at Liverpool since Boxing Day 1981 - back in 2003 - but Guardiola says he has never been an underdog in his managerial career and goes into Sunday's clash believing his side can claim victory. "The people outside the club, the people in the media they try to call us underdogs or not underdogs," Guardiola said. "I have never felt like this. Never."

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Pep Guardiola may believe that Liverpool are “probably the strongest team in the world” but he says Manchester City don’t go to Anfield as underdogs . Even the club’s long-serving players such as Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Silva have never won at Anfield with City ’s one victory there in the

Pep Guardiola may believe that Liverpool are “probably the strongest team in the world” but he says Manchester City don’t go to Anfield as underdogs . Even the club’s long-serving players such as Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Silva have never won at Anfield with City ’s one victory there in the

Pep Guardiola looking at the camera: Pep Guardiola saw Manchester City ease past West Ham © Getty Pep Guardiola saw Manchester City ease past West Ham "Of course, they are six points ahead and have played fantastic all season, but I'm not going to take a bus to Anfield thinking I am going to lose the game. "I never have thought that in my career. Always I think of something special to do and we will have our chance to win.

"We know to win this game we must be at our top level. We need an incredible attention to detail. You must believe you can win the game, but we will see what will happens."

When quizzed about City's poor record at Anfield, and if his players had a mental block when playing Liverpool away from home, Guardiola said he doesn't read too far into statistics.​​​​​​ "I will try to tell [my players] what they have to do to try to win the game, both in the mental approach and the tactical decisions," he added. "When you see the statistics… I don't believe much in these kind of things. However, it does show how difficult it is going to Anfield.

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Pep Guardiola may believe that Liverpool are “probably the strongest team in the world” but he says Manchester City don’t go to Anfield as underdogs . City are six points behind the leaders and would face a huge test to catch the Champions League winners if that advantage increased to nine with a

Asked if his team go to Anfield as underdogs , Pep said: “We are outsiders, we are not outsiders – we are underdogs , we are not underdogs ? “I've never going into a game thinking we will not win. READ: Liverpool v City : What TV channel is the game on?

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) and Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) gesture on the touchline © Getty Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) and Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) gesture on the touchline "I cannot explain it. It's hard to go to the big stadiums away and win. They're a good team, what can I say, everybody knows it." Guardiola was also asked if he felt City and Liverpool had the most exciting rivalry in Europe right now. "No, I don't know," he replied. "I think in Spain, Barcelona vs Real Madrid is always incredible. 

"I think you have two teams that both had incredible seasons [last year]. Both teams have had incredible consistency for the last 12 months." 

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Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp, left with Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola © ASSOCIATED PRESS Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp, left with Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola "Liverpool and Manchester City were both on the floor against Aston Villa and Southampton but yet again they found the answer. Both clubs are relentless in their pursuit of the title but I don't see a way back for City if Liverpool win on Super Sunday.

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Pep Guardiola insists he does not see his Manchester City side as underdogs as they go in search of just their second win at Anfield in 38 years.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not worried about his side's poor record at Liverpool as they look to close the gap on the Premier League leaders. The sides drew 0-0 at Anfield in last season's corresponding fixture. Pep Guardiola is not concerned about Manchester City 's poor Anfield record

"Liverpool will move nine points clear with a win at Anfield and, as we saw at Villa Park, they simply don't know how to lose, so I just don't where they would lose three matches to let City back in.

"It's a massive football match. It's one where Liverpool would be happy with a draw, that would leave them six points clear having played against City. When you look at the way Liverpool are playing at the moment, scoring freely, I'd find it hard to look past them for the title if they won."

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