Manchester City has been in magnificent form this season, which has culminated in the Sky Blues being unbeaten in 33 domestic games and topping the Premier League by 15 points.

Kevin De Bruyne has been central to the Citizens' success so far this campaign, with the playmaker in the form of his life. He will surely be a strong contender for Player of the Year at the end of the season.

The Belgian has contributed eight goals and 12 assists in all competitions in his 30 appearances this term, helping his club to gain what is surely an impeachable lead over rivals Manchester United in the Premier League.

His end product is not the only reason why De Bruyne stands out from the crowd - the midfielder always oozes class on the ball, and his slick control and pinpoint passing proves he is the real deal.

City face a tough test at the weekend

In order to keep their incredible unbeaten run going, City have to overcome an in-form Liverpool side on Sunday afternoon at Anfield.

The visitors will surely be the favourites going into the clash, but the home side will provide stern opposition for the Premier League leaders.

Liverpool comes fresh from their 2-1 FA Cup derby victory over Everton in which new man Virgil van Dijk scored the winning goal in a debut to remember.

The Reds have just lost their star man Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, and though he will be sorely missed, they still have a lot of cutting edge going forward, and van Dijk's arrival will tighten their somewhat questionable defending.

Manchester City hasn't lost in the League so far this season, but haven't been quite so convincing in recent weeks with the busy Christmas period taking some of the gloss off their performances.

The Sky Blues struggled to a 2-1 victory over Championship side Bristol City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday and will have had 4 days less to prepare for the game - Liverpool have not played since last Friday.

De Bruyne wanted to be a Red?

If the Belgian had followed his dreams closer when he was younger, he may have found himself wearing Liverpool red in this weekend's heavyweight clash.

In the build-up to the match, footage has emerged of an 11-year old De Bruyne giving an interview in 2002 after scoring four for Gent's youth side in a 6-2 victory over Genk.

The future star said: "My favourite team is Liverpool. My favourite player is Michael Owen and I would like to play there."

But that was not to be, and via spells at Genk, Chelsea and Wolfsburg, the playmaker ended up where he is at Manchester City - at the age of 26, he is now one of the best players in Europe.

Liverpool will be hoping that De Bruyne and his teammates will be having an off day on Sunday and that they can be the first side to halt Pep Guardiola's apparently invincible Sky Blues this campaign.