Much of the talk ahead of Manchester City's clash with Liverpool has surrounded Mario Balotelli's impending arrival at Anfield. The Italian will not be registered in time to feature on Monday night, however, in what is the first heavyweight battle of the season as the champions host last season's surprise runners-up.
Even without the ever-entertaining Balotelli, there are some intriguing match-ups in the upcoming showdown, with both managers having to make tactical decisions ahead of the clas...
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The Chilean's Manchester City side will take on Brendan Rodgers' Reds at the Etihad Stadium on Monda...
MANCHESTER -- Manuel Pellegrini is weighing up whether to leave Alvaro Negredo out of Manchester City's Champions League squad for the first half of the season as he admits the striker's metatarsal injury could mean he misses out on European football before Christmas.
City are allowed to name 17 non-homegrown players in their Premier League squad but only 16 in Europe as part of their punishment for breaching financial fair play rules.
And striker Negredo, who is sidelined until October with a f...