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Pep Guardiola has reiterated his desire to rotate the Manchester City squad this season.

The Blues have a wealth of options, particularly in the attacking third where their strength in depth outstrips many of their rivals.

And with City preparing to face Liverpool at the Etihad on Saturday, Guardiola has once again outlined his plan to use his whole squad throughout the campaign, saying no one has a guaranteed place in his starting XI.

I said many times, Aguero is going to play a lot of games, sometimes he's not going to play. I know it's something special when a player who's never rotated.

“He's going to play like last season - a lot, a lot of games.

“I think he played, when fit, maybe 90 per cent of the games, especially in the important games, he was always there.

“So maybe one day we decide we'll only play with one striker, sometimes with Gabriel, sometimes with two, sometimes we'll play with neither, maybe Sergio and Gabriel won't play and we'll play a false nine."

You can watch the second half of Pep’s pre-match press conference via the video above!