Manchester City forward Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero is confident his side can get themselves back into the Premier League title race when they take on league leaders Liverpool at the Ethiad Stadium on Thursday night.

Although the season has only just passed the halfway point, the game has a decisive feel as City look to make up the ground they need to retain their title.

Liverpool make the short trip to Manchester seven points clear of Pep Guardiola’s side and are unbeaten this season, while Manchester City have lost three of their last five games, despite a 3-1 win away to Southampton on December 30, reports Efe news.

“There’s no denying it is a huge game for both clubs,” said Aguero adding: “direct clashes between leading teams have a major impact towards the end of the season.”

City will also remember how last season saw Liverpool knock them out of the Champions League, although they will take heart from a 0-0 draw at Anfield in October.

A win for Liverpool at the Ethiad would put them 10 points clear of City, who slipped to third in the league as the result of Tottenham’s 3-0 victory in Cardiff on Tuesday, but a home win would put the reigning champions right back into the mix for this season’s title.