Three back to back league victories have eased the pressure off from both Liverpool and Manchester City who are set to encounter each other on new year’s eve at Anfield. The fixture has been scheduled on 31st December afternoon when both the teams will lock horns to cement their top-four aspirations as well as title hopes.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Injuries and Suspensions:
The Reds are sweating over the injuries of Joel Matip and Philippe Coutinho who were eyeing a return against Manchester City but unlikely to feature again this year. Youngster Marko Grujic is out with tendon injury whereas Danny Ings’ season is already over with another unfortunate knee injury.
City have a couple of major boosts: Sergio Aguero will be back after the completion of his four-match ban since his marching order against Chelsea. John Stones, who was subbed off early in the first half against Hull City with a knee bruise, is expected to return to the matchday squad. However, Vincent Kompany is still a few days away due to his knee ligament injury and Fabian Delph is ruled out with a longstanding groin strain. Ilkay Gundogan’s is out for rest of the campaign after sustaining a major knee injury.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Probable LineUps:
Liverpool vs Manchester City Key Players:
Free-scoring Reds have multiple attackers who can pose threat against Pep Guardiola’s vulnerable backline. Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana along with two forwards Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge are in fine form who will test the City defense very often.
Aguero’s return is going to be a major boost for the Citizens. The presence of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Yaya Toure will make things difficult for an inconsistent Liverpool backline.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield was on 2nd March when the Reds thrashed Manchester City by 3-0. Adam Lallana, James Milner and Roberto Firmino netted for Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Current League Form (Latest Result First):
Manchester City: W-W-W-L-L-W
Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting Odds ( Subject to Change):
Manchester City: 28/13
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