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Five talking points ahead of Liverpool's trip to Manchester City

:Headline: Five talking points ahead of Liverpool's trip to Manchester City:
A closer look at how things might pan out in east Manchester.

Liverpool play their first game as Premier League champions when they visit Manchester City – the side they have dethroned.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at some of the talking points ahead of the game.

City's guard of honour

This was billed as the night Liverpool might have claimed the title, but City's defeat at Chelsea last week put paid to that and ensured that Jurgen Klopp's men got the job done before their visit to the Etihad. It also means it will be the first game since Liverpool were crowned champions and, as is customary, they will be handed a guard of honour by their opponents. And the quirks of the fixture computer mean that it will be City, the team who have just lost their crown, that welcome their successors on to the pitch. City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed his side will perform the gesture, saying: "Always we receive Liverpool when they come to our house in an incredible way. They cannot complain and, of course, we are going to do it because they deserve it."

Hangover for Liverpool?

While Liverpool be keen to prove why they have been so far in front of City this season, City will want to show that they intend to get their title back next season, and beating Klopp's men at the first opportunity will be a good start. City still have live ambitions as well, notably a tilt at a maiden Champions League title – which could be their last for two seasons-  and will want to gain some momentum. Prior to the defeat at Stamford Bridge, City had hit the ground running following the restart and scored eight goals in two matches. Guardiola will be keen for his side to regain that verve against Liverpool to try to prove that Klopp's men will not have things all their own way next term.

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2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Chelsea392161270541669
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Arsenal381414105648856
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Southampton38157165160-952
12Everton381310154456-1249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford38810203664-2834
RNorwich CityNorwich3956282676-5021
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