Steven Gerrard could have Ryan Jack back for Hearts showdown

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Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool need to be "brave" if they are to overcome the "biggest force in world football" in Manchester City on Sunday.

The Nations League competition was introduced this year by European football's governing body UEFA largely to replace friendly matches with competitive games in a minigroup format.

Rangers defeated table-topping Hearts 3-1 earlier today at Ibrox.

Guardiola acknowledged that his side had chosen to lower the tempo in the game to limit the potency of Liverpool's attack. This team together with the club, the money they have and this manager is exceptional. "I've settled in the club, I've got to know all the players really well and the staff", Beale told Rangers TV.

Here at Rangers you think all the time about winning. But they fired themselves back into the chasing pack with a ruthless first-half display that saw Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield strike.

"There's a chance but we don't know".

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne could make a surprise early return to action after returning to training earlier this week.

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The former Gers number 10 showed in glimpses that he was capable of becoming a real player for Rangers, but failed to turn those moments into proper consistent form. "Liverpool have started so well, they have the same points us, but we were expecting that all along".

Key Stat: Only Eden Hazard (six) has scored more goals than Sergio Aguero (five) in the Premier League this season; the Man City striker has had at least seven more shots (38) than any other player. If we don't entertain the people why are we playing then? Maurizio Sarri's side have perhaps been underestimated, but they - like both City and Liverpool - have 20 points on the board after eight games.

"He had the courage to take the penalty, in training he shoots ideal penalties, but sometimes it happens", City manager Pep Guardiola said.

"But can they send the message out to City that the title is on?"

"The challenge for me and the team now is that can we make these home performances away from home and that's when we will find consistency".

"But we'll try again, knowing that they have a very good squad but we will go with 100 per cent, so we can try to get the three points".

Liverpool: Naby Keita could be involved despite being carried off in the Champions Legaue defeat to Napoli in midweek after suffering a back spasm. "But that's no problem; if you work hard, you earn it".

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