Manchester City vs Liverpool

Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane will be seeking a big season after missing out on the German squad for the World Cup

AP Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane will be seeking a big season after missing out on the German squad for the World Cup

Have we played Liverpool before in the ICC? But in defensive midfield, they look light.

Salah, Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum only joined up with Jurgen Klopp's side in NY and the Egyptian forward, a 62nd-minute substitute, again stood out, picking up where he left off last season when he headed Rafael Camacho's cross past Joe Hart.

That goal convinced Jurgen Klopp to introduce his talisman as Salah replaced youngster Curtis Jones and wasted no time in picking up where he left off from last season as he headed home the equaliser just 1 minute after coming off the bench.

Having initially joined City from Valencia in the summer of 2010, the World Cup victor will have completed 10 seasons in sky blue by the time of its expiration. The way Napoli played last season was really attractive.

"I think if you have the money, if you invest well, it is better than to have it in the bank".

Guardiola meanwhile said he was relieved no players were injured.

As the only major signing to arrive at Old Trafford this summer, Mourinho will be expecting Fred to settle quickly into his new club, beginning with a game against their bitter rivals.

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luis left battles over the ball with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze

David Silva has spoken about his future today. He was invaluable in possession too.

Of each club's first 15 games, a minimum of 12 had to be won to fully establish them in the title race, as City won 14 last season and Chelsea 12 before that.

According to Opta, the Brazilian averaged more touches per 90 minutes than any other City player last season, while only Nicolas Otamendi averaged more passes.

It all underlines the challenge for City when it comes to reinforcing the position.

Pep Guardiola will not use a shortage of first team players in preseason as an excuse when Manchester City kick off their season in less than two weeks' time.

There are not many players around with the necessary breadth of attributes for the role. "He is a top player but we are not interested", he said this week.

The way in which Liverpool blew the likes of Roma, Arsenal and Man City away provides the enduring memory of the season, and speaking after the pre-season win over the latter he promised more of the same.

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In a statement Arsenal said: "We are aware of the speculation surrounding our chief executive Ivan Gazidis". I want him to stay with us, to work with us, to give the team big performances with his quality.


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