Liverpool’s 17-game unbeaten streak might come to an end this Sunday afternoon when they will host league leaders Manchester City at Anfield who are still ‘invincibles’ in domestic competitions and tipped to win the league remaining unbeaten.
The Reds have suffered a massive blow this week when their Brazilian sensation forced a move out to join Barcelona and the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk and his dream debut by netting the winner against Merseyside rivals Everton in FA Cup have been marred by the midfielder’s £142 mil departure. Yet, Jurgen Klopp, the Reds boss, is optimistic enough to clinch a favourable outcome banking on his side’s dominating display against the Sunday counterparts at Anfield for past 14 years.
Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City boss, has already beaten the Reds 5-0 at Etihad earlier this season. He will be keen on grabbing an away win too and stretch the gap even more that already seems to be beyond anyone’s reach with 16 games to go.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Injuries And Suspensions:
Liverpool have a double injury boost as Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge both have returned to full training. However, Alberto Moreno and skipper Jordan Henderson still remain sidelined for the City clash along with right-back who has been the long-term absentee following a back surgery.
City will be without left-back Benjamin Mendy following his ACL injury. Gabriel Jesus is out too with a knee injury. Skipper Vincent Kompany will miss the trip following a calf strain whereas England’s U17 World Cup hero Phil Foden is set to be out of contention due to an ankle injury.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, Dejan Lovren, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ragnar Klavan.
Subs: Claudio Bravo, Danilo, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Eliaquim Mangala, Yaya Toure, Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield ended in a narrow 1-0 win for Liverpool. Georginio Wijnaldum scored an early goal which proved to be the decider.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Key Players:
Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ might not have lasted long, but the trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino up front will cause enough menace on City’s defensive line.
City, on the other hand, have a plenty of match winners on their side that includes Sergio Aguero, former Reds winger Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, David Silva and the midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne. Liverpool will find it really hard to contain their offensive unit.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Head-To-Head:
Liverpool Win: 101
Manchester City Win: 54
Liverpool vs Manchester City Current Form (Across All Competitions):
Manchester City: W-W-W-D-W-W
Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting odds (Subject To Change):
Manchester City: 6/5
Liverpool vs Manchester City Live Streaming:
The game is scheduled on Sunday, 14th January and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Select HD1 from 9:30 p.m. IST for the Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links, send us a message to our official Facebook page.