Records fall as Manager, Player of Month winners named

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists the £75m price tag is a big compliment to his hard work and does not make him nervous

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists the £75m price tag is a big compliment to his hard work and does not make him nervous

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made Premier League history after being named Manager of the Month for the fourth consecutive time, a feat never achieved by anyone else.

One of their biggest obstacles to doing so comes on Sunday, as they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool.

More importantly for City, they have won 94 per cent of the matches Sterling has scored in this season. That formation will be mirrored by Liverpool in this clash, the side's first since Philippe Coutinho completed his move to Barcelona.

I don't think Liverpool will be the first English team to beat Guardiola's charges this season - but given City's poor record at Anfield, I can't see them winning either.

Accompanied by a picture of the two players in Liverpool shirts with arms around each other, the message said: "Liverpool is no longer the same without the magical bro, I wish the infinite success for you, that you enjoy life".

Sturridge has not been involved in a game since the Champions League victory over Spartak Moscow on December 6 having suffered with illness and injury.

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Goals, goals and more goals are promised at Anfield on Sunday as the Premier League's top two scorers lock horns, with Liverpool hosting Manchester City in a titanic top-flight tussle.

While City have been irresistible at times this season, this is a strong Liverpool side - strengthened by the addition of Virgil van Dijk in defence.

Disappointingly for Sterling, he has yet to feature in a City team to defeat Liverpool in the league and over 90 minutes.

The red-hot forward missed Liverpool's Premier League game against Burnley and FA Cup match against Everton due to a groin complaint.

"We did very well to get him back following his loan here last season".

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