Man City goalkeeper Ederson out of Liverpool clash, says Guardiola

Ederson out of Liverpool vs Manchester City with injury

Liverpool fell just a point short of champions Manchester City last season, but won the Champions League.

"Sometimes you want to adapt to teams as good as Liverpool", Guardiola said.

In the Premier League, there is no splitting the duo with Guardiola and Klopp holding two wins apiece and a couple of draws from the six times they have faced one another in the competition.

The former Blues midfielder was rightfully named the recipient of the award after leading Chelsea to three wins in the month of October.

That in turn rules him out of the match against Liverpool, but Kopites believe Guardiola is just trying to play some mind games.

Liverpool have a gilt-edged chance to inflict a hammer blow on Manchester City's hopes of a third successive Premier League crown in a seismic clash at Anfield on Sunday, but failure to do so could revive bitter memories.

Crucial to modern-day goalkeeping is the ability to play out from the back and Alisson brings that to the Reds, boasting a passing accuracy of 83.9 per cent.

This term, he has kept five clean sheets in 11 league appearances, conceding 10 goals and possessing a save percentage of 74.4. And victory is essential for the champions; a defeat is unthinkable, even in November. "I didn't like what happened in the bus outside the stadium but, in the stadium, when they support the team, it's flawless, it's lovely".

"In the end it is just three more important points but Manchester City have been the best team in the league for the last few years so we need to give everything to win this game".

"But, of course, they're in a position six points ahead and they have been playing fantastic all season and we have many [injury] problems in some departments".

At Anfield, City drew 0-0, putting in the type of disciplined defensive performance that many thought was beyond them. He is an exceptional keeper - won a lot of global games with Chile.

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