Sterling rose to fame as part of the Reds deadly forward trio that were on the cusp of Premier League glory in the 2013/14 season, but he left Merseyside under a dark cloud having rejected a bumper contract opting for abig-money move to The Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea take on Leicester in a clash of the past two winners of the Premier League, Spurs host Everton, second-placed Manchester United play Stoke and Arsenal, in sixth spot, travel to Bournemouth. Manchester City won the game 2-1.
Manchester City were not just beaten at Anfield, they were torn apart by Liverpool, who gave further evidence that Guardiola's team can be tested if you target their defenders. "You have to move on though and Liverpool will always be Liverpool".
If Aguero is on song, then City will be nigh on impossible to stop, but if van Dijk is able to keep him out of the game, the Reds will have a fantastic chance to steal victory.
After the Christmas rush, the fixture congestion is beginning to ease and Liverpool have a break of eight days after the City game and will take on Swansea City on the 22nd of January.
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Even so, Mane's form wasn't the only good thing about Liverpool's play: Roberto Firmino showed great improvement, there were great runs of form from Adam Lallana, Emre Can and others.and Philippe Coutinho pulled the strings throughout.
He continued, "It is actually scary as look at the actual amount of goals he scores, but also look at the amount of goals he missed - one versus one, not easy goals at the end of the day, because they are not easy".
Never renowned for his prowess in front of goal, the 24-year-old England worldwide left Arsene Wenger's side having registered nine goals across 132 league outings, but he never produced more than two in a single season which he managed in three separate campaigns (2011/12, 2013/14 and 2016/17).
Boss Pep Guardiola has reportedly given the green light for City's representatives to meet the player's agent to discuss a future transfer.
"It is simple: Just focus on the next game". The Yorkshire need to get back to winning ways to avoid being dragged into the relegation dogfight. Liverpool are unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions at Anfield. Choosing Ederson over Mignolet is as simple a decision as any.
'[He is] a little bit injured - not really serious but too much, ' Klopp told Liverpool's official website. However with Salah and Mane, Liverpool are sure to throw in a couple of scares at the league leaders.