LIV vs MCI Dream11: The fixture against Manchester United will always be the most cherished game for the fans of both the clubs, with the North-West derby remaining the flagship fixture of English football, but in the current context, it’s the matchup between Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City which matters the most. Once again both the teams are in the Premier League title scrimmage and as we saw last season, the game between these two teams could be pivotal in deciding where the title heads at the end of the season.
Liverpool are set to host Manchester City in a crunch Premier League game this weekend. The Reds will look for a win which will extend their league at the top to 8 points and 9 points advantage over the reigning champions, while City will look at this game as a six-pointer as a win will trim the gap down to just three points.
Visitors: Manchester City
Match Timing: November 10, 10:00 PM
Liverpool have not lost a league game at Anfield in more than 900 days. Crystal Palace was the last team to beat Jurgen Klopp’s men at Anfield in a Premier League game. Former Reds Christian Benteke scored twice as the Eagles won 1-2 in April 2017.
Manchester City have not won at Anfield since 2003 when Nicolas Anelka scored the winner as City won 1-2.
Pep Guardiola is also without a win at Anfield.
Sergio Aguero has scored at every ground in the Premier League, but he is yet to find the back of the net at Anfield.
Manchester City have lost just once against Liverpool in the last five league games.
Roberto Firmono: Liverpool’s first line of defense. It’s his unrelenting pressing which sets the tempo for Liverpool. He will be key as City loves to press as well.
Sadio Mane: Fresh off of scoring the 95th-minute winner against Aston Villa last weekend. He is Liverpool’s most in-form and consistent player this season.
Mohamed Salah: The Egyptian superstar needs no introduction. He is the fastest to 50 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League, and that shows the level he has maintained since he made the move the red half of Merseyside.
Sergio Aguero: Man City’s leading goal scorer this season. The former Atletico Madrid superstar will be looking to end his barren run at Anfield.
Raheem Sterling: He will get a fiery reception, no doubt about that but the 24-year-old winger come into this game in red-hot form, and is more than capable of striking a hammer blow to his former side’s title ambitions.
Bernardo Silva: Must be in your team. His passing, his tireless work ethic is something that makes him one of the best players in the world.
Liverpool team news: Joel Matip remains out for the hosts as the Cameroonian recovers from knee surgery. Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri remain long-term absentees for Liverpool.
Jordan Henderson is available once again. Liverpool captain missed his team’s 2-1 win over Genk in the Champions League with an injury.
Manchester City team news: Ederson won’t be facing Liverpool as the Brazilian shot-stopper failed to recover from a muscular problem. Claudio Bravo will start in goal as a result.
Man City will also miss the services of captain David Silva who is not fit. Meanwhile, Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane, and Rodri all miss out here.
Liverpool: Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino
Manchester City: Bravo (GK), Mendy, Fernandino, Stones, Walker, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero
It’s a rivalry which is growing every season. Liverpool lead of six points means they don’t have to win this match, while City knows they can’t lose and allow Liverpool to move nine points clear at the top.