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Three key battles as Liverpool take on Man City - including a tussle between this 148-goal superstar and £75m powerhouse


sbobet24 Liverpool vs Manchester City - Three key battles that could decide the game
Jurgen Klopp's men were going great guns in the Premier League with six wins out of six and recorded their best-ever start to a Premier League season. The Reds successfully replicated their domestic form in the UEFA Champions League with a stunning 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on matchday one.

But since then, the Reds have just suffered a slight dip in form. A 2-1 defeat in the Carabao Cup at the hands against Chelsea was followed by a satisfactory 1-1 draw against the Blues the following weekend. However, Liverpool were outplayed by Napoli in the Champions League as the Reds crumbled to a 1-0 defeat, courtesy a last-minute winner by Lorenzo Insigne.

Leroy Sane vs Trent Alexander-Arnold
Leroy Sane was one of the cornerstones of City's stellar season last time around but he found regular minutes hard to come by in the first few games. However, the German has proved his worth after being reinstated in the starting line-up. sbobet24 He has troubled defenders with his tireless running down the left. Not only has he made purposeful runs but has also linked up well with the likes of Sergio Aguero and David Silva. He has been great with his deliveries into the box and was by far City's most impressive player against Hoffenheim in the Champions League.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has grown into one of the best young full-backs in England. He has been influential with his contribution in both halves of the pitch. Strong on the tackle and quick to read the game, the youngster is likely to give Leroy Sane a good run for his money. However, he has struggled with his positioning in the previous two games which might just give the German an edge in this duel.

Sergio Aguero vs Virgil van Dijk
Sunday's encounter is also set to witness the battle between arguably the best No.9 and the best centre-back in the Premier League. While van Dijk, who joined Liverpool for £75m, ticks all the boxes for a complete defender, Sergio Aguero has all the attributes of a complete centre-forward.

Both these men have been in tremendous form this season. Aguero, who has cumulatively scored 148 goals in the Premier League, has already netted five goals so far. sbobet24 The Dutchman, on the other hand, has helped his team keep four clean sheets in the Premier League this season. However, as prolific a forward as he is, Aguero is yet to score a goal at Anfield and that might just be a psychological advantage for Liverpool.