Liverpool star plays down past Man City successes


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Liverpool have claimed three successive victories over Manchester City ahead of their table-topping showdown on Sunday but defender Andy Robertson says past results are irrelevant.

City won the first fixture between the two sides last season 5-0 but the Reds went on to beat Pep Guardiola’s men in the Premier League before winning both legs of their Champions League tie to seal a 5-1 aggregate quarter-final victory.

The two sides go into Sunday’s clash level on 19 points after seven games, with City top of the standings thanks to a superior goal difference, and Reds star Robertson is in confident mood – but he insists previous results will count for little at Anfield.

“It’s a new season,” he told the Liverpool website. “I’m sure Guardiola will be looking at the three games where we managed to get one over on them and seeing what he can change.

We have to be prepared for that. “Last season we did very well against them. The two quarter-finals were very good, especially at home when we went 3-0 up.

Everyone expected it to be a tight game. In the second half we showed a side we hadn’t really shown before, we sat a bit deeper and limited them to very few chances. That’s what got us through in the end.

“We did get one over on them last season but they ended up with the Premier League and that’s what everyone strives for. They are the champions and they’ll have a game plan. But hopefully our game plan is better on the day.”

Liverpool are 4.75 to win and both teams to score in the Price Boosts, while City can be backed at 19.00 to claim a 3-1 victory.

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