Liverpool travel to Manchester this weekend in a top-of-the-table clash. Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have shared a history of competitiveness and barring last season the Merseyside club has been under the noses of treble winners every single season.
Man City are only one point clear of the Reds and a loss could well be on the cards considering City’s last game against Chelsea. An 8-goal-thriller with no substantial winner, Mauricio Pochettino finally reannounced himself in the Premier League thanks to the goals from former City men Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer. The latter scored a nonchalant penalty in the top corner in the dying minutes that eventually drew the game 4-4.
Liverpool have found their lost groove from last season and have lost only one game this season. With 27 points and second in the table, the Merseyside clubs won’t let go of this opportunity to reign top of the table.
Liverpool would be awaiting the situation of Erling Haaland who missed out on Norway’s international clash against Scotland owing to an ankle pain. Nathan Ake, Ederson, and Sergio Gomez too could miss out on the upcoming clash due to injury.
As for the visitors, Andrew Robertson will not be at Klopp’s disposal owing to a shoulder injury. Nunez and Diaz although fit may have to warm the bench as Salah would most likely be linked up with in form Gakpo and Jota.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Liverpool: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Silva, Rodri, Foden; Doku, Haaland, Grealish.
Liverpool predicted lineup vs Manchester City: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Gravenberch; Salah, Jota, Gakpo.
We Say: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool
Despite Manchester City ending the Chelsea game in a stalemate they still stand tall and confident to succumb to a wavy Liverpool club that has won in the Premier League but lost to European clubs.