Manchester City vs Liverpool: Match Preview, Team News, and Prediction

David Silva

Liverpool will be traveling to Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in a blockbuster Premier League clash on Saturday.

Manchester City are eight points behind the league leaders Arsenal, with a match in hand. City cannot afford to slip up further to keep their title hope alive.

The two teams met last time in Carabao Cup where Guardiola’s side earned a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Reds. Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez, and Nathan Ake scored the goals for City.

On the other hand, Liverpool finds themselves sitting in the sixth spot in the Premier League table. However, they have the great opportunity to do a league double over Manchester City as they won the reverse fixture at Anfield.

The Reds are knocked out of the Champions League for this term and will be hoping to qualify for the competition next season. A win against City could cut down the deficit to three points with fifth-placed Newcastle United.

Manchester City Premier League form: W W W D W

Liverpool Premier League form: L W W D W


Manchester City team news:

Phil Foden has undergone surgery for acute appendicitis and will not be fit for weekend clash against Liverpool. Besides, Erling Haaland is also suffering from an adductor problem but is expected to be fit for the clash.

Manchester City’s possible line-up:

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, American Laporte; Rodri, Rico Lewis, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, İlkay Gündoğan, Jack Grealish; Erling Haaland.

Liverpool team news:

Emphatically, Liverpool has a long list of injuries which includes Calvin Ramsey, Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, and Konstantinos Tsimikas. However, the likes of Darwin Nunez, Joe Gomez, and Luis Diaz are likely to return in the matchday squad against City.

Liverpool’s possible line-up:

Allison Becker; Trent Alexander Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Andrew Robertson; Cody Gakpo, Fabinho, James Milner; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez.


Manchester City 1:1 Liverpool

It will be an integral battle between both teams, but in our view, the match will end up in a draw. However, both Haaland and Salah can be game-changers for their respective teams.

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