30 Dec 2016

Liverpool set to target Aguero

10:14 am on 30 December 2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool to concentrate on isolating the returning Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero when the teams meet at Anfield in football's Premier League on Sunday.

Aguero is back for third-placed City after a four-match ban for violent conduct, who travel to second-placed Liverpool in search of their first Premier League win at Anfield since May 2003.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero Photo: Photosport

"What can I say? He's back," Klopp told a news conference.

"Good striker. I have never made a secret of it. That makes life not easier for us -- but we knew it before.

"He can only score goals if somebody gives him the ball. We have to avoid easy passes. We can defend really good. So we need to be concentrated. That's the biggest challenge in this game."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Klopp's men are undefeated at home this season and the German is hoping that playing at their historic stadium will hand them the upper hand.

Liverpool will be without defender Joel Matip (ankle) for the fourth game in a row, while midfielder Philippe Coutinho will also miss out.

- Reuters