Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Last season’s top two sides go head to head on Sunday as Liverpool entertain the champions Manchester City.

Liverpool have had a horrible start to the league campaign, winning just two of their first eight matches and they were beaten by Arsenal last time out.

They recovered to thrash Rangers in the Champions League, with Mohamed Salah scoring a hat-trick off the bench in a 7-1 victory.

Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw mid-week away at Danish side FC Copenhagen, however the result was enough for them to qualify.

Erling Haaland was again among the scorers as they eased past Southampton 4-0 last weekend.

Premier League form: Liverpool W2 D1 L2; Manchester City W4 D1 L
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Roberto Firmino 6 goals
Manchester City – Erling Haaland 15 goals

Match history
Both league meetings last term finished 2-2, both superbly entertaining fixtures.

Salah scored a superb solo effort in the Anfield draw, with Kevin de Bruyne earning a point through a deflected strike.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 2 Liverpool 2 – 10/04/22
Liverpool 2 Manchester City 2 – 03/10/21
Liverpool 1 Manchester City 4 – 07/02/21
Manchester City 1 Liverpool 1 – 08/11/20
Manchester City 4 Liverpool 0 – 02/07/20

Team news
Liverpool could deploy all of their front four here; however Roberto Firmino’s spot is probably most under threat, despite his impressive start to the season.

Andrew Robertson returned midweek and could start; however Trent Alexander Arnold and Luis Diaz will miss out.

Pep Guardiola confirmed Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Haaland needed a breather midweek, but should be fine to start at Anfield.

Nathan Ake is likely to start at left-back with Kyle Walker missing through injury.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-2-4): Alisson; Gomez, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Nunez, Jota

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Akanji, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, Haaland, Grealish


Result: Manchester City
Given the respective form of the two sides, it’s hard to look past an away victory

Correct Score: 1-2
Both teams to score looks a safe bet here with City edging the fixture

Anytime Goalscorer: Erling Haaland
15 goals in 9 league games already!

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