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Guardiola has hand to play for victory

Changing tact from last year's defensive plan can spur City to hack at Reds' six-point lead

When Riyad Mahrez skied a penalty over the bar in October last year, it cost Manchester City a first victory at Anfield since 2003.

It would have been an uncharacteristic triumph for Pep Guardiola, when he played for a point and almost got three.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2019, with the headline 'Guardiola has hand to play for victory'. Print Edition | Subscribe