Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

The top two in the Premier League meet on Sunday as Liverpool entertain Manchester City.

Liverpool suffered a mid-week defeat in the Champions League, going down to a late 1-0 loss away at Napoli.

A late Daniel Sturridge equaliser earned them an important draw away at Chelsea on the weekend.

Manchester City scored a late winner of their own in the Champions League, with David Silva helping them to a 2-1 success at Hoffenheim.

Goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero saw them go top of the Premier League as they eased past Brighton.

Premier League form: Liverpool W4 D1 L0; Manchester City W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 4 goals
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 5 goals

Match history
The fixture last year was a seven goal thriller which Liverpool edged 4-3, with Mohammed Salah scoring the pick of the goals.

Manchester City won 5-0 in the reverse fixture, with Sadio Mane sent off within half an hour.

Last five Premier League meetings
Liverpool 4 Manchester City 3 – 14/01/18
Manchester City 5 Liverpool 0 – 09/09/17
Manchester City 1 Liverpool 1 – 19/03/17
Liverpool 1 Manchester City 0 – 31/12/16
Liverpool 3 Manchester City 0 – 02/03/16

Team news
Salah is a minor doubt for the fixture having appeared to be struggling with a shoulder injury in mid-week.

Naby Keita suffered an injury against Napoli and is likely to miss out here.

Aguero has struggled with an ongoing groin issue, but should lead the line ahead of Gabriel Jesus again.

Benjamin Mendy could return here, however it is likely that Aymeric Laporte will continue from left-back.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Mane, Salah, Firmino
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Laporte; D.Silva, Fernandinho, B.Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Predictions

Result: Liverpool

Correct Score: 3-2

Anytime Goalscorer: Roberto Firmino

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