Jonathan Smith Manchester City correspondent 

Manchester City were training in Manchester this morning ahead of their flight to Germany for their Champions League clash with Schalke on Wednesday. Gabriel Jesus and John Stones were both absent but Benjamin Mendy and Vincent Kompany were back after lengthy spells out with injuries.

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20hGlenn Price

Firmino, Lovren absent from Liverpool training

A source has told ESPN FC that Roberto Firmino was absent from the session at Melwood due to a virus, while Dejan Lovren has a hamstring problem.

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Liverpool stars get stuck in elevator

With a huge Champions League tie against Bayern Munich this week, Liverpool could probably have done without any slapstick mishaps in the build-up.

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Sources: Kompany set for lower wage at City

Vincent Kompany's contract runs out at the end of the season but talks have been ongoing over a new 12-month deal.

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'New Ronaldo' calm amid United links - boss

Felix, promoted to Benfica's first team at the start of the season, has scored seven goals and set up three more in 13 league appearances.

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No Saudi takeover at Man United - minister

The Sun reported Prince Mohammad was stepping up a bid but Saudi media minister Turki Al-Shabanah has distanced the country from a takeover.

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Overcoming 'low block' could decide Prem title

Man City and Liverpool don't play each other again this season so the title race will likely come down to which side handles packed defences better.

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Ferguson to return to Man United dugout

Sir Alex Ferguson -- who retired as Manchester United manager in 2013 -- will guide a side likely to consist of club legends against Bayern Munich.

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