EPL Match Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester City

Liverpool suffered their second defeat in three matches in midweek, going down 1-0 to Napoli. They didn’t even manage a shot on target in Naples. Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in the league but their performances have not been good over the last three matches.

Manchester City starts the weekend above Liverpool on goal difference but have a poor record at Anfield, last winning there in the Premier League in 2003. They have conceded seven goals in their last two visits, including last season’s Champions League mauling.

Guardiola has suffered more defeats against Klopp than any manager in his career (8) but the Liverpool boss will need a big response from his players after a really flat midweek performance.

Team News

Liverpool- Naby Keita has been cleared of any serious injury after being forced off in the first half of Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday with severe back pain. It would be a surprise if he started here. Naija and Bet

Liverpool’s performances have dipped considerably in recent weeks, which will be a concern for Jurgen Klopp ahead of Sunday’s mouthwatering clash with reigning champions Manchester City.

Mohamed Salah is out of form but can Klopp risk dropping last season’s star man for a game of this magnitude?

Aside from Jordan Henderson’s return to the starting XI, few changes are expected from Liverpool before the international break.

Manchester City- Kevin De Bruyne has returned to training and Pep Guardiola has not ruled the Belgian out.

Benjamin Mendy is available and his return could see Manchester City move to a three-man defence. Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling could both miss out as a result.

Match Facts

Liverpool has kept a clean sheet in their last 8 home matches in Premier League.

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 24 home Premier League matches.

Liverpool has been winning at both half time and full time in 8 of their last 9 home matches (Premier League).

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 18 home matches against Man City in all competitions.

Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in 7 of their last 9 away matches (Premier League).

Man City have won 8 of their last 9 away matches in Premier League.

Liverpool has scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 13 home matches (Premier League).

Man City have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 Premier League matches.

Liverpool has scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches against Man City in all competitions.

Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (Premier League).

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As at the time this post Liverpool has 2.57 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Manchester City has 2.78 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.61.

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