Liverpool can not win the Premier League with their defence - Sam Allardyce

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Having made his City debut in the victory over Bournemouth prior to the global break, Mendy is in line to make his first home appearance for the club in Saturday's game against Liverpool.

Both Manchester City and Liverpool have worked together to book a private jet for their South American football stars playing on Tuesday night.

"I came to the Premier League to play in matches of this calibre".

Arsenal, who accepted a bid from Man City for Sanchez last week, is at home to Bournemouth on Sunday (AEST) and is looking to avoid a third straight loss.

Their first home game is against promoted team Huddersfield, who have two wins and a draw.

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Kompany played the full 90 minutes as Belgium thrashed Gibraltar 9-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier last Thursday but sat out of the 2-1 win over Greece on Sunday - a win which saw Belgium clinch their place in next summer's competition in Russian Federation. A win for either side in this match would send the victors to the top. Raheem Sterling will be suspended for Manchester City for this match. The Sky Blues wore down Brighton well enough but were then held to a draw at home by Everton.

Kompany remains a hugely important player for Guardiola following City's failure to bring in another centre-half during the summer transfer window. While City's medical staff do not see it as a serious problem, they are wary of his injury history and will continue to assess the centre-half ahead of Saturday's [9 September] lunch-time kick-off at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool didn't have the best start to the season but are level with City on seven points. The earlier signings of Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Dominic Solanke are already settling in nicely.

The Reds have won two and drawn one of their opening three games of the Premier League games, whilst they also saw off Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-offs to return to Europe's premier club competition. Sportsbooks Games has to give the edge to The Reds in this fixture.

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