City aiming for top standings Premises
Both teams have been chasing different league titles in the last season, and with this match victory on City’s side, they tend to close the gap between the league toppers Arsenal. For more Information about Man. city vs Liverpool preview visit UKsports.
Man. City vs Liverpool Preview
As the Man. City is on the important phase of the premier league for attempting the title of the premier league, Champions league and FA cup and Pep Guardiola’s side will be taken to pick up from where they left of before the International break.
Liverpool are currently in sixth place in the Premier League standings and have been well below their best so far this season. The Merseyside outfit suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Real Madrid last month and will need to work hard to bounce back in this fixture. For more Information about Man. city vs Liverpool preview visit UKsports.
Manchester City, on the other hand, are in second place in the league table at the moment and have been fairly impressive this season. The Cityzens thrashed Burnley by a comprehensive 6-0 margin in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this weekend.
The Citizens have won each of their last six games across all competitions, including their last five without reply, with 7-0 of RB Leipzig in which Erling Haaland scored eight goals – two standout results that helped them progress into the latter stages of the Champions League and FA Cup.
Back-to-back Premier League fixtures against Liverpool and Southampton are up next for Guardiola’s side, who still sit second in the table and are tasked with reducing the eight-point gap to leaders Arsenal – who have played a game more – if they wish to retain their top-flight title.
Liverpool’s loss at Bournemouth, meanwhile, was their eighth in the Premier League this season, leaving the Reds sixth in the table and five points behind the top four, albeit with two matches in hand on fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Jurgen Klopp and co, who were remarkably 30 points better off at this stage of last season, have struggled for consistency away from home throughout the campaign and have picked up only 12 points from 13 Premier League matches on the road, losing seven times and failing to score on six occasions in the process. For more Information about Man. city vs Liverpool preview visit UKsports.
Team News and Injury
Man City striker and Premier League top scorer Haaland is “touch and go” to face Liverpool according to the player’s father after pulling out of the Norway squad during the international break with a groin injury.
Phil Foden, meanwhile, is ruled out after undergoing appendix surgery last weekend, and the attacker is facing at least four weeks on the sidelines.
Captain Ilkay Gundogan could join Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri in centre-midfield, while Julian Alvarez may start up front if Haaland is not deemed fit to feature.
As for Liverpool, Luis Diaz returned to first-team training earlier this week after five months out with a knee injury and the winger could be involved in the matchday squad on Saturday, while Darwin Nunez should also be fit to feature after receiving treatment for a cut to his ankle during the international break.
Left-back Kostas Tsimikas sustained a rib injury in Greece’s goalless draw with Lithuania on Monday and is doubtful for the trip to the Etihad, while the Reds will have to cope without Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (thigh) and Calvin Ramsay (knee) due to injury. For more Information about Man. city vs Liverpool preview visit UKsports.
Man. City vs Liverpool Head to head stats
Liverpool have an excellent historical record against Manchester City and have won 108 out of the 223 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Manchester City’s 59 victories.
Manchester City have lost only one of their last 13 home games against Liverpool in the Premier League, with their previous such defeat coming by a 4-1 margin in 2015.
Liverpool are looking to complete a league double over Manchester City for only the second time in their last 17 Premier League campaigns.
Liverpool have won 23 matches against reigning champions in the Premier League – more than any other team in the English top flight.
Man. City vs Liverpool prediction
Manchester City have an excellent squad in their ranks and will need to be at their best to keep up with Arsenal at the top of the league table.
Liverpool have stepped up in big Premier League games this season and will need to present a robust front this weekend. Manchester City are in better form, however, and hold the upper hand going into this game. For more Information about Man. city vs Liverpool preview visit UKsports.