Manuel Pellegrini wary of threat posed by Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

Manuel Pellegrini admits his Manchester City side will have to be at their best to keep Luis Suárez at bay on Thursday

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini admits his Manchester City side will have to be at their best to keep Liverpool’s in-form Luis Suarez at bay on Thursday.

The Uruguay forward took his league tally to a staggering 19 goals on Saturday after scoring twice to help Liverpool to a 3-1 win over Cardiff City as Brendan Rodgers’ men moved top of the table.

The Citizens host the Premier League leaders at Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day and Pellegrini, whose side are a point behind the Reds, knows that his team will face a tough task in keeping the 26-year-old forward quiet.

“[It will be] very difficult because Liverpool are a very good team,” Pellegrini said.

“Suarez is in a very good moment.

“We are just finishing the first half of the Premier League, two more games, [but] this Premier League is not only about Liverpool and Manchester City. Five or six teams will fight to the end.”

City have won all eight of their home Premier League games this season, scoring 35 goals in the process.

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