League leaders Manchester City will travel to face reigning champions Liverpool in an eagerly–anticipated Premier League contest on Sunday afternoon.
City are in scintillating form – top of the league with 47 points and with a game in hand. They have won each of their last 13 games in all competitions and haven’t conceded a single goal in their last six Premier League games. Playing Liverpool couldn’t have come at a better time for Guardiola and his men.
Liverpool closed the year 2020 on a dismal note and they still haven’t been able to turn things around. They’ve won just two of six Premier League games this year and are down to fourth on the league standings.
They had beaten Tottenham and West Ham late January and when it seemed as though they had found their feet, they suffered a disappointing 1–0 loss at home to Brighton, in midweek – a testament to just how inconsistent they have been.
However, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his charges can respond well to their latest setback when they welcome City to Anfield. But facing a team that’s conceded just two goals in the league since December will prove very tricky for the Reds.
Liverpool: Klopp hopes to have Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Sadio Mane back for the game. Becker missed the match against Brighton due to illness, while Fabinho and Mane have been absent due to muscle injuries.
New signing, Ozan Kabak is likely to start from the bench.
Manchester City: Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne remain sidelined.
Aguero continues to build up his fitness in training after a spell out with coronavirus, while De Bruyne is absent with a hamstring injury. Defender Nathan Ake also remains on the sidelines with a muscular problem.
Liverpool haven’t scored in any of their last three Premier League home games, but they’ve never gone four consecutive home league games without scoring in their history. Their run so far has been disappointing, but they should be able to put up a proper challenge on Sunday.
Correct, City have an impressive defensive record, but the Reds have the attacking talent to cause problems for the Cityzens and they should, seeing as Guardiola’s side isn’t one to sit back and defend.
Liverpool should be good enough to get on the scoresheet, likewise City – just like their November meeting at the Etihad, which ended 1–1.
You can put your money on both teams to score.