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  1. See you Sunday

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Van Dijk and Aguero

    Thanks for your company this afternoon.

    Ahead of their top-of-the-table clash at Anfield on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool fans that the throwing of bottles and cans at the Manchester City team bus before the teams' meeting in April 2018 was "senseless" and it is the responsibility of all Liverpool fans to avoid a repeat.

    Pep Guardiola has defended goalkeeper Claudio Bravo as the Chile international prepares to step into the breach in the absence of the injured Ederson.

    It should be a cracker.

  2. 'Don't compare us to Fergie and Wenger'

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Sir Alex and Wenger

    Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger is regarded as the defining managerial rivalry of the Premier League era.

    I asked Pep Guardiola if his battles with Jurgen Klopp were the modern day equivalent.

    It is fair to say he does not.

    "I would need my hair to grow because they were more than 20 years together," he said.

    "We cannot compare anyone with Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.

    "They were legends at their own clubs and were there for more than two decades."

  3. Pep was more defensive at Bayern

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Jurgen Klopp and Pep Gyuardiola

    Jurgen Klopp has spoken about Manchester City having to adapt their tactics when facing Liverpool.

    Pep Guardiola doesn't deny it - but he feels it is a normal tactic when a club is playing one of its major rivals, and he did the same when he was at Bayern Munich and they went to Klopp's Borussia Dortmund.

    "Sometimes you have to adapt," he said.

    "I was more defensive with Bayern Munich when we went to Borussia Dortmund and won 3-0."

    That was in 2013.

  4. 'The competition does not allow you to cry'

    Tottenham v Sheff Utd (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

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    Here's manager Mauricio Pochettino on the injuries: "The problem in the competition in the high level, you don’t have time to miss people.

    "It is like now with [Erik] Lamela, or [Jan] Vertonghen, how you sit in the chair and cry because you miss someone. You miss the person, the professional, but the competition does not allow you to cry. You have to move on quick. It is a bit cruel, but you have to move on and try to win the next game.

    "If you ask me like an MP, not as a coach, you miss the person when they are not involved, or close to you. Everyone provides different energy, but you cannot be affected. It is so important."

  5. 'Son showed he was at a good mental level'

    Tottenham v Sheff Utd (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Son Heung-min

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Son Heung-min about the incident involving Everton's Andre Gomes: "He was affected like everyone during the game and after the game.

    "Son was good afterwards with his reaction. Son showed he was at a very good mental level.

    "He's sorry about what happened to Andre but relief because he saw Andre was positive on social media."

  6. 'Premier League competition'

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (12:30 GMT)

    Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on his manager of the month award: "It is great considering the competition you always have in the Premier League. I have a new respect for them having found out how much work is involved. I think this is a good time to thank all those among all my backroom staff who work all those long hours."

  7. Pep's Claudio Bravo defence

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    C;laudio Bravo

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has defended Claudio Bravo.

    "Why shouldn’t I be confident about my players?

    "I see him every day in training. We won’t lose because of Claudio.

    "The red card the other day was because we lost the ball. Respect the guy. He is a top keeper."

  8. 'We need this kind of rival'

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on last season's goalless draw at Anfield: "Sometimes you want to adapt to teams as good as Liverpool. Sometimes people have to recognise that we are playing the champions of Europe. Being defensive was not the plan., it was so good that they pushed us deep.

    "They do everthing well. You see the team, what is the weak point? They are a real complete team and we need this kind of rival."

  9. 'I don't know'

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Manchester City

    Pep Guardiola on whether defeat would be the end of his team's title defence: "I don't know. I don't know. The season is long. I just want my team to fight to the end. Liverpool are a team that lost one game last season, none this season, so you cannot believe that they will lose many, but the season is long."

  10. 'Hopefully it won't happen again'

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Manchester City

    Guardiola on the possibility of a repeat of April 2018's attack on the Man City bus: "Hopefully it won't happen again, The police knew that then, I don't know if the police are dong something different.

    On Klopp's impact at Liverpool: "He has had a huge impact. Liverpoool were not a reall contender to win the Premier League when he took over, but in three or four years he has done it."

  11. Ederson to miss Liverpool match

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Ederson's availability: "He is out. We have another top goalkeeper and Claudio Bravo can do it too. He is an exceptional goalkeeper. He is an international goalkeeper. I have no doubts."

  12. Anelka the last City Anfield hero

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Anellka

    It is over 16 years since Manchester City last won at Anfield.

    Nicolas Anelka scored twice for a Blues side managed by Kevin Keegan.

    Since then, Liverpool have come out on top 13 times - with five draws.

  13. 'Lampard's success is no surprise'

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Frank Lampard and Roy Hodgson

    Palace boss Roy Hodgson has said that the good start made by counterpart Frank Lampard at Chelsea has come as no surprise.

    He said: "Lampard has done a very good job, there’s no question about that - the club has done a good job in encouraging the manager and his staff to blood some of the players that had previously been out on loan.

    "I expected it [Lampard’s strong start as a manager]. When he [Lampard] and Steven Gerrard went into management I had no doubt that they would succeed. For me it was a question of whether they would go to a club that would give them a chance to really show their great management material.

    "For me there is no surprise at all."

  14. 'We're very fortunate to have a fully-fit squad'

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (Sat, 12:30 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has a fit squad to choose for Saturday's match against Chelsea, with Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham back from their long-term injuries.

    He said: "We’re very fortunate. The players who had been suffering are now recovered. One or two who suffered from a knock either against Arsenal or Leicester are recovered."

  15. City caution

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City

    I am not sure Jurgen Klopp's comments will ease Manchester City concerns about their arrival at Anfield on Sunday.

    It is worth stressing there were no issues at the corresponding fixture last season but memories are still fresh at City about the barrage of missiles that were thrown at their team bus before the 2018 Champions League quarter-final.

    City have been in touch with Liverpool to stress the importance of being allowed an incident-free journey into Anfield.

  16. Lamela out for Tottenham

    Tottenham v Sheffield United (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Tottenham will be without the sting-pulling and play-making of Erik Lamela on Saturday at home to Sheffield United. The Argentine, whose last appearance was in the 5-0 win over Red Star Belegrade on 22 October, has been ruled out along with defender Jan Vertonghen after both picked up hamstring strains.

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  17. Meanwhile in Manchester

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    It's busy in the media room at Manchester City this lunchtime.

    The turnout reflects the magnitude of Sunday's Premier League trip to Liverpool.

    Journalists have been watching Jurgen Klopp's press conference to see if there are any nuggets to ask Pep Guardiola about when he takes his seat at 13:30GMT.

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    Image caption: Man City
  18. 'Senseless'

    Liverpool v Man City (Sun, 16:30 GMT)

    Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on the possiblitity of a repeat of missiles being thrown at the Manchester City bus in 2018: "I am a fan of fan power in the stadium, but that is senseless. If someone at Manchester City is concerned that is our fault and we all have to make sure that something like this never happens again.

    "We have not had a situation like that again. I wish I could say it would never happen again, but we all have to try and make sure."