The Premier League is back with many exciting matches this weekend but Manchester City vs Liverpool will be the headline fixture.
The two teams are in contention for the league title this term and so the upcoming game at the Etihad Stadium is very important for both.
Pep Guardiola’s side are a point clear at the top of the Premier League standings but they suffered a 4-4 draw at Chelsea before the international break.
The Blues went toe-to-toe with the Citizens and thoroughly deserved a point from the Stamford Bridge encounter.
City led on three occasions in the match only to get pegged back each time.
It looked Rodri’s 86th-minute strike had decisively turned the game in their favour but Cole Palmer’s injury-time penalty ensured the spoils were shared.
Man City will now host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in what will be a big test for them.
Guardiola’s men have outclassed the Reds in their recent two visits to Manchester. But Jurgen Klopp’s side are a completely changed side this term following several high profile signings in the summer.
The Merseyside giants are only a point behind City in second after losing just one of their 12 league matches.
Their last match before the international break saw them thrashing Brentford 3-0 at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah scored a brace while Diogo Jota also earned his name on the scoresheet in a comfortable victory for the hosts.
Man City suffered a big blow during the international break as their star striker Erling Haaland picked up a knock in Norway’s 2-0 win over Faroe Islands. They are already without Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Gomez, while Ederson, John Stones and Nathan Ake are also unlikely to be in contention for Saturday’s game.
As for Liverpool, Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago Alcantara are still nursing injury issues but Alexis Mac Allister and Ibrahima Konate should be in contention for the starting XI.
Manchester City vs Liverpool potential line-ups
Manchester City: Stefan Ortega; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Josko Gvardiol; Rodri, Manuel Akanji; Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish, Jeremy Doku; Julian Alvarez.
Liverpool: Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas; Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Cody Gakpo; Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz.
How to Watch?
Manchester City vs Liverpool, as well as all other games in the English top-flight, can be watched via the football streams.
Manchester City vs Liverpool prediction
Liverpool don’t have a good record at the Etihad, but they look to have the edge this time because City will be missing some of their key players. We are backing the Reds to emerge victorious on Saturday.
Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool
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