Guardiola does not schedule signing sessions in January as City bid to …

Guardiola does not schedule signing sessions in January as an offer in the city to keep pace with Liverpool

Press Association

Champions Manchester City tries to bring Liverpool back to four points, as they pursue their title by welcoming Wolves on Monday.

Pep Guardiola's men pulled themselves back into the race for the best place in the Premier League with an exciting victory over the Reds earlier this month.

Since then, they have handed out two morale-boosting domestic cup thrashings to teams from lower divisions – beating Rotherham and Burton with a combined score of 16-0 – but Liverpool was the first back in league action.

The Merseysiders pushed their favor to seven points with a 1-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday and it is now up to the City to keep their chase.

Guardiola has been asked several times if City may be trying to add to the squad during this month's transfer window, but he remains adamant that this will not happen.

He said: "Sometimes we did it, but normally if we want to buy a player this is for the next four or five six years and normally such situations do not happen in this transfer window.

Sergio Aguero could return if Manchester City resumed his pursuit of Liverpool on Monday (Richard Sellers / PA)

Sergio Aguero could return if Manchester City resumed his pursuit of Liverpool on Monday (Richard Sellers / PA)

"It may take a short time for lenders, but I do not think the big clubs are buying players for six months and that important players are not being sold in that period.

"If you do not have any injuries and you are satisfied, as in our case, with the team we have, we decided to go well, to become bad, (we stay) with the same players we started the season."

Striker Sergio Aguero was able to return to the Etihad Stadium after a period of illness before the visit of Wolves while Captain Vincent Kompany also made good progress after a muscle problem in the Liverpool match.

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