Liverpool vs Manchester City Match Preview

Vinolin Naidoo returns after the holiday season and refreshed with facts, figures and insight ahead of tomorrow’s game of the weekend when Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield. Bring it on!

Match Preview

Liverpool head into this encounter on the back of a hard-fought 2-1 win against Everton in the FA Cup. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 17 games and will look to extend that record against the Champions elect Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday. The Citizens are running away with the league title and a massive 15 points clear of 2nd placed Manchester United. Many pundits are touting City to go unbeaten this season in the league and Liverpool will prove a stern test for this City side.

Last Meeting: Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool (09 September 2017)

Our last Premier League meeting at the Etihad resulted in a 5-0 loss for the Reds. The Reds went 1-0 down early on and then a red card to Sadio Mane virtually ended the contest. In the end, Man City ran away comfortable winners and dented Liverpool’s title hopes.

Team and Injury News

After the sale of Phillipe Coutinho to Barcelona went through, the Reds can finally move on from that saga. Mo Salah is winning his fitness race and should play some part in the encounter on Sunday. However, Captain Jordan Henderson, Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne are all likely to miss out on this match. January signing Virgil Van Dijk is expected to make his league debut for the Reds as well.

Manager Pep Guardiola will be without Benjamin Mendy, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus. Sergio Aguero will start up front and will be hoping to end his scoring duck at Anfield. Former Red, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane should start this key encounter as well.

Predicted Lineup

LFC (4-3-3): Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Can, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Firmino, Salah

MCI (4-3-3): Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Delph, Fernandinho, D.Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Aguero


Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City – This should be a fantastic game for the neutral. A fast-paced encounter with lots of goals. Liverpool will come out attacking Man City and the Citizens will do the same. A point apiece looks like a fair result and should keep both sets of fans happy.

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