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Liverpool vs Manchester City: Team news, Predicted line-ups, Facts & more

Premier League returns to action this weekend and Pep Guardiola will take his men down to Anfield on Sunday 14 January.

Man City are 15 points clear at the top of the league table having gone 22 matches unbeaten. Liverpool are looking to get victory over Premier league leaders Manchester City after 5-0 humiliation suffered at the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad back in September.

When and Where?

Liverpool hosts Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield with kick-off scheduled for 4pm on Sunday, January 14.

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Richard West
Fourth official: Mike Dean

Team News

Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp could give January signing from Southampton Virgil van Dijk a first league outing. Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge are both back in training. Jordan Henderson who has a hamstring injury and Alberto Moreno who has an ankle problem are all doubts ahead of the game.

Nathaniel Clyne remains long term absentee.

For the visitors, Manchester City are without Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden due to their respective knee and ankle injuries.

Benjamin Mendy remains long term absentee. Vincent Kompany who has an calf problem remain sidelined.

Manager Sayings

Jurgen Klopp:

“It’s interesting to play against City. They play really good and if you don’t respect that, you have a problem. But if you are not brave in your game, you will also have a problem. You need to show up.”

Pep Guardiola:

“It another test against a really good team. We are facing them in their best moment. With Van Dijk they are even better.”

Match Facts

  • Liverpool are unbeaten at home in their last 14 PL matches against Man City (W10, D04).
  • Manchester City have in over last 80 years have not done the league double against Liverpool.
  • Klopp’s men in their last 13 Premier League home matches have concede only 4 goals.
  • Sergio Aguero PL goals against Liverpool is more than any other Manchester City player.

Predicted line-ups

Liverpool:  Mignolet; Gomez, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Can, Milner; Salah, Lallana, Mane; Firmino

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane

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