Manchester City will be looking to equal an all-time English top-flight winning record when they welcome Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium for a Premier League showdown on Saturday.
The Citizens saw their five-match winning streak in all competitions come to an end two weeks ago when they played out an enthralling 4-4 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their final game before the international break.
Pep Guardiola's men remain top of the Premier League table, though, one point clear of their next opponents Liverpool in second, and they will fancy their chances of success on Saturday considering their exceptional home form.
Since drawing 1-1 with Everton on New Year's Eve of 2022, Man City have won each of their last 23 games at the Etihad Stadium across all competitions, winning 15 in the Premier League, five in the Champions League and three in the FA Cup.
This remarkable home run is the longest winning run by a Premier League team in history, surpassing the 20-game winning run set by rivals Manchester United back in 2011.
Guardiola's side surpassed another Red Devils record when they beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 in October, becoming the first-ever Premier League team to win each of their first 14 home matches in a calendar year; the Citizens have since extended this run to 15 games courtesy of a thumping 6-1 win over Bournemouth earlier this month.
Man City's comfortable 3-0 home victory over Young Boys in the Champions League, their most recent match at the Etihad, extended their unbeaten run in Europe (both home and away) to 18 matches – a new record for English clubs.
The treble winners are now on the cusp of writing their names into the history books once again, as a victory over Liverpool on Saturday will see them equal the longest winning home run by an English top-division club.
Sunderland, who hold the current record, put together an impressive 24-game winning streak on home soil between 1891 and 1892.
Man City have scored an incredible 67 goals during this winning home run, netting at least twice in 20 of the 23 matches, while they have only conceded 11 goals in the process.
Erling Haaland has been the Citizens' top scorer during this run, finding the net 24 times in total, while Kevin De Bruyne and former winger Riyad Mahrez – now to Al-Ahli – have provided a joint-high eight assists.
Haaland is facing a race against time to recover from an ankle injury, sustained on international duty with Norway, to feature in Saturday's clash with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, who have failed to win any of their last seven Premier League visits to the Etihad – losing 4-1 in their most recent trip in April.
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