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Hughes: Man City now interested in top four results

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has admitted the game at Anfield featuring Liverpool and Manchester United will remain uppermost in his mind on Sunday. With City making a bright start to their Premier League campaign so far this season, Hughes can watch the game at Anfield in the knowledge that the result could impact his team's position in the table by the end of the weekend.

"I'm relishing the fact the other two are playing each other," he said.

"It's a big fixture in the sporting calendar, and irrespective of our ambitions this year, everybody looks at that game because it's a big one and there's huge focus on it.

"Maybe this year we're looking at it with a different view and with renewed interest.

"You hope the teams in and around you stumble so you can take full advantage of that.

"Obviously, in years gone by, we've been more used to mid-table teams and the like, and looking at their results.

"Maybe now we can say we're looking at the top teams around us and hoping they're going to fail."

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