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Genesis, Revelation … Exodus: has Guardiola reached City endgame | Barney Ronay

Guardiola is generally in one of three phases of engagement – it is tempting to conclude we are in this third stage now, that the Pep exodus has begunThis is the end, beautiful friend. Or rather, it may just be a vision of it. Watching Pep Guardiola ca…

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The Fiver | Difficult to imagine quite how Pep could have gone more Basil Fawlty

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Short of dashing out of his technical area to procure a tree branch with which to give Mike Dean a damned good thrashing, it’s difficult to imagine quite how Pep Guardiola could have gone more Basil Fa…

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Manchester City ‘much better’ side but the luck is with Liverpool, says Rodri

• Midfielder feels City could have won at Anfield on Sunday• We are in November, there are a lot of games left’ says SpaniardRodri has claimed Manchester City were “much better” than Liverpool despite Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield and that everything …

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Emery’s Arsenal have lost their direction and Spurs’ problems start at full-back but Burnley’s Dwight McNeil is on songRiyad Mahrez impressed only in spells during his first season at Manchester City but, with Leroy Sané felled by a cruciate injury in …

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The Dozen: flares, zorbs and Maddison’s delight – the best Premier League pics

Our picture editors chose their favourite pics from the weekend’s action Continue reading…

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The Dozen: flares, zorbs and Maddison’s delight – the best Premier League pics

Our picture editors chose their favourite pics from the weekend’s action Continue reading…

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Pep Guardiola calls on referees’ chief for explanation on handball

• Manchester City manager claimed offence by Alexander-Arnold• Fabinho fired opening goal for Liverpool 22 seconds laterPep Guardiola said the referees’ chief Mike Riley should explain the latest controversy involving VAR as his Manchester City team fe…

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Liverpool’s symmetrical full-backs have turned them into world leaders | Barney Ronay

For all the protests from Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, this match was not settled by marginal refereeing decisionsIt is the hardest thing in any sport to make astonishingly difficult things look astonishingly simple. With 13 minutes gone at Anfie…

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Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City: Premier League player ratings | Andy Hunter

Fabinho dazzles for Liverpool while John Stones struggles in the Manchester City defenceAlisson Continue reading…

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‘Don’t ask me, ask the referees’: Pep Guardiola on Liverpool defeat – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was visibly upset after his side’s 3-1 defeat away at Liverpool. He was asked about the first goal of the game, a long-range effort from Liverpool’s Fabinho that came after the ball hit Trent Alexander-Arnold’s han…

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Fabinho leaves Manchester City fuming and helps Liverpool go eight points clear

There had been little more than millimetres in it during the previous two meetings of English football’s current powerhouses. Remember John Stones’s goalline clearance for Manchester City at the Etihad last January in his team’s 2-1 Premier League win …

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Liverpool v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute report as league leaders meet the championsLiverpool’s trident v Man City’s front three: which has the edge?‘We are never underdogs’: Pep Guardiola undaunted by AnfieldEmail simon.burnton@theguardian.com | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.25pm G…

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Liverpool’s trident v Manchester City’s front three: which has the edge?

Our writers weigh up the respective attacks of the title contenders before their first clash of the season at Anfield on SundayOn individual merit, or in a combined front three, there is no question that Raheem Sterling features. And how to omit Sergio…

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‘We are never underdogs’: Pep Guardiola undaunted by crucial trip to Liverpool

• Guardiola says Anfield ‘tougher place to go’ than Camp Nou• City manager targets side’s second win at Anfield in 38 yearsPep Guardiola has described Liverpool as probably the strongest team in the world at the moment but dismissed the idea that his M…

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Pep Guardiola to set City scheme to the extreme for Anfield summit | Barney Ronay

Early-season tussle between title rivals will see Guardiola turning up the intensity and going the Full MidfielderIt is, of course, absurd to talk about title deciders in early November. As Liverpool and Manchester City prepare to meet at Anfield on Su…

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Liverpool v Manchester City: match preview

This is the one. The best teams in the country renew a rivalry that defined last season’s title race and may do so again providing Pep Guardiola’s injury-hit Manchester City keep up with Liverpool. Another win for Jürgen Klopp, who has beaten a team le…

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Five key questions for Manchester City before facing Liverpool | Jamie Jackson

Pep Guardiola must address problems in defence and attack as he seeks a first win at Anfield since arriving in England in 2016At this juncture the answer has to be yes as the champions’ points return is the lowest since Pep Guardiola’s first season whe…

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Pep Guardiola backs Claudio Bravo to step up in Ederson’s absence

• Manchester City’s back-up keeper will face Liverpool• Bravo has not started a Premier League game for 18 monthsPep Guardiola has demanded respect for Claudio Bravo’s record at Manchester City before the goalkeeper replaces the injured Ederson at Live…

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Ronaldinho’s verdict on Liverpool and Manchester City’s Brazilian players

World Cup winner predicts a bright future for Gabriel Jesus, praises ‘world-class’ Firmino and rates ‘fantastic’ FernandinhoAlisson I know him very well because he is from the city where I was born – Porto Alegre. For this reason I also like him a lot!…

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‘We have to be brave’: Liverpool will hold nothing back against Manchester City, says Klopp – video

Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have been speaking to the media ahead of their top-of-the-table clash on Sunday. ‘Everyone in the stadium has to be in top shape,’ Klopp said. ‘The guys who sell hot dogs have to be in top shape.’Meanwhile, Guardiola desc…