Premier League Match Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester City

Liverpool are six points clear of Manchester City and know a win over their main title rivals would put them in a very commanding position. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 45 Premier League home matches, last losing in April 2017. Jurgen Klopp’s side have, however, conceded in each of their last five league matches at Anfield.

Manchester City know they simply have to win on Sunday. There is still a long way to go in the season but Liverpool have already shown they rarely drop points and City have to take advantage of when they play Klopp’s side. Their preparations in midweek couldn’t have gone worse and the absence of Ederson is a major blow for Pep Guardiola.

City have actually failed to score in four of their last five visits to Anfield but Liverpool are not as strong at the back at the moment as they have been recently. City will have to go for it at some point but whether they will have enough to the result they crave remains to be seen.

Team News

Liverpool-Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain must be seriously knocking on the door for a start after a few eye-catching displays for Liverpool.

Jordan Henderson missed out through illness in midweek and could make way for Oxlade-Chamberlain if he fails to recover in time. Bet Now

Fabinho is on four yellow cards and was not risked last weekend ahead of this match. He will return to the starting XI on Sunday.

Dejan Lovren will once again get the nod ahead of Joe Gomez at centre-back with Joel Matip still sidelined with a knee injury.

Manchester City– Pep Guardiola has confirmed Ederson will not recover from injury in time to face Liverpool on Sunday and his absence is a major blow for Manchester City.

Claudio Bravo will start in goal as a result, though City fans would likely favour see Kyle Walker between the sticks after his cameo in that position on Wednesday.

David Silva was ruled out of this fixture last weekend and he joins Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo and Oleksandr Zinchenko on the sidelines.

Guardiola played a near full strength XI against Atalanta but Sergio Aguero, John Stones and Kyle Walker will expect to be restored to the starting lineup at Anfield.

Pep Guardiola may be tempted to push Fernandinho back into central midfield and start Bernardo Silva on the right wing over Riyad Mahrez.

Match Facts

Man City have won 22 of their last 25 Premier League matches.

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 43 home matches (Premier League).

Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 12 home matches in Premier League.

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 20 home matches against Man City in all competitions.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 10 of Man City’s last 12 games (Premier League).

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Liverpool’s last 11 games (Premier League).

Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 12 matches (Premier League).

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As at the time this post Liverpool has 2.65 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Manchester City has 2.71 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.66.

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