Manchester City are closing on securing their Premier League title following a comprehensive win over Everton on Saturday evening and now set to travel to Merseyside once more for their highly intriguing Champions League quarter-final first leg outing against Liverpool.
The Reds, Jurgen Klopp, are upbeat too following a dramatic win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and Klopp’s record against charismatic Pep Guardiola has made the fans optimistic ahead of the clash. They are the only Premier League side who has defeated the Citizens thus willing to replicate a similar outcome at Anfield this Wednesday night in their crucial Champions League tie.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Injuries And Suspension
Liverpool are set to miss Joe Gomez with an ankle injury suffered during the international break while featuring for the three lions and received a fresh blow against the Eagles when Adam Lallana suffered a hamstring strain minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute. Emre Can, however, is likely to train in between and set to return from his back injury suffered prior to the international break.
Manchester City, on the other hand, are still without Benjamin Mendy who is yet to return from his knee injury but likely to welcome Sergio Aguero, John Stones and Fabian Delph who have recovered from their respective concerns and set to be available for selection.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Probable Lineups:
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Nathaniel Clyne, Alberto Moreno, Joel Matip, Georginio Wijnaldum, Emre Can, Danny Ings
Subs: Claudio Bravo, Danilo, Vincent Kompany, Fabian Delph, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield was a Premier League encounter earlier this year where the Reds demolished their domestic ‘invincible’ status with a stunning 4-3 win. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain earned Liverpool an early lead which was canceled out by Leroy Sane late in the first-half. The Reds, however, scored thrice in the second half via their front trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah. City notched two late goals via Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan but could not clinch a result thus had to suffer a shocking defeat.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Key Players:
Liverpool will rely on their front trio of Salah, Mane, and Firmino to score goals whereas Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will play a crucial part for the hosts.
City, meanwhile, have Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Davis Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling who all are in great form and set to trouble the Reds with their swift movements and scoring ability.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 102
Manchester City Win: 54
Liverpool vs Manchester City Current Form (In All Competitions):
Manchester City: W-W-W-L-W-W
Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Manchester City: 13/10
Liverpool vs Manchester City Live Streaming:
The game is scheduled on Thursday from 00:15 IST and will be telecast on Sony Ten 2 for the Indian viewers. It is available on Sony Liv too, however, for online streaming links send us a message to our official Facebook page.