Sunday at Anfield, as Liverpool host Man City in the Premier League.
BothLiverpool and Man City currently share Champion’s League qualification hopes, as they occupy first and second in the Premier League, respectively.
To retain first position in the Premier League is Liverpool’s target this week
Jurgen Klopp’s men were held to a disappointing draw against Brentford in their last fixture, he will be keen to improve on that in this game.
League leaders Liverpool keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. They are the team to beat, with 14 points and sitting at the top of the table having won four meetings and drawn two matches.
Playing at home, Liverpool have won two games and drawn one game.
Liverpool will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 17 points and keep their momentum going forward.
A solid defensive team
Liverpool have shown a good defensive performance, having only conceded four goals in their previous games. Liverpool have one of the best goal scoring records so far this season, with 15 so far (14 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Mohamed Salah (5), Sadio Mane (3), and Diogo Jota (3).
Jurgen Klopp could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.
With the Premier League season well into its stride, Manchester City have managed to gain 13 points
Man City will take a huge positive from their recent 0-1 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Man City keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five meetings is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. They currently sit in second place, with a total of 13 points having won four meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Playing away from home, Man City have won two fixtures and lost one game.
A win in this fixture, would take Manchester City’s points from 13 to 16, so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring record of 12 goals. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Gabriel Jesus (2), Ferran Torres (2), and Raheem Sterling (1). Man City have a solid defence, with only one goal conceded so far.
Man City are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Pep Guardiola is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players
Liverpool v Manchester City – Head-to-Heads.
Liverpool and Man City have faced each other 54 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Liverpool’s favour (24 – 11). Additionally, Liverpool are unbeaten in their last ten of the past 17 games played against Man City.
The odds of a Man City win are currently 40.82 percent.