First meet second within the Premier League on Sunday when Liverpool and Manchester City renew their trendy rivalry.
After scoring 15 targets in six video games, Liverpool boast the competitors’s scariest entrance line, however they have to be at their greatest in the event that they are to seek out a manner by a metropolis aspect whose whole of targets conceded is one of the best within the league.
We could solely be seven video games into the season, however this looks like it might be a enormous fixture in the long term, and here is all you have to find out about it.
When is it kick off? Sunday 3 October, 16:30 (BST)Where is the match performed? AnfieldTV channel / livestream? Sky Sports (UK), NBC / fuboTV (USA)Judge? Paul TierneyWHERE? Stuart Attwell
Alexander -Arnold has an harm / Chloe Knott – Danehouse / Getty Images
Liverpool will likely be with out right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, who remains to be out of the muscle harm that stored him out of the win over Porto, so count on a brand new look from the tireless James Milner within the again.
Fortunately, there aren’t any new worries for Jurgen Klopp, who continues to be with out Thiago Alcantara (calf) and Harvey Elliott (ankle) in midfield.
Gundogan is left / Alex Livesey / Getty Images
Similarly, Pep Guardiola has not needed to cope with any surprises in his squad. Ilkay Gundogan shouldn’t be anticipated to return from his groin stress earlier than the worldwide break, whereas left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko continues to deal along with his personal harm.
Guardiola could make a handful of adjustments to the aspect that fell to PSG in the course of the week, with Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus possible to return to the beginning line-up.
Liverpool: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, Foden; Jesus, De Bruyne, Grealish.
In latest years, it’s City that has the higher hand within the conferences between these two sides.
2020/21 gave a 4-1 and 1-1 draw, and City additionally put 4 previous Liverpool when the 2 sides met in July 2020, after Liverpool had already been topped Premier League champions.
Liverpool gained a 3-1 victory within the match earlier than that, but it surely is their solely victory within the final seven matches in opposition to City.
Guardiola & Klopp can share prey / MARTIN RICKETT / Getty Images
When the league’s greatest assault meets its best protection, it’s all the time troublesome to foretell who will come greatest.
Liverpool have type on their aspect (Brentford draw to the aspect), however City can nonetheless strike on fashion at a loss. You simply must ask Chelsea how devastating Guardiola’s males might be once they are at their greatest.
Both sides lack some vital gamers, and there is actually not a lot to separate them.
Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Man City