On Sunday, Liverpool will face Manchester City in a crucial Premier League match at Anfield.
While a 7-1 win against Rangers will definitely boost Jurgen Klopp’s team’s morale, there is little question that they have underperformed this season and are already 13 points behind City.
Nonetheless, as excellent as the champions have been at times, they lag Arsenal at the top of the Premier League and have showed glimpses of defensive frailty, which Liverpool has the ability to exploit.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 4.30pm BST kick-off time on Sunday October 16 2022.
Liverpool will host in Anfield.
It’s easy to overlook the reality that Klopp’s team has already defeated City this season and has the intangible Anfield factor working in their favor.
Sunday’s showdown between two era-defining Premier League teams is a must-see event.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Manchester City
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go app.
Liverpool vs Manchester City team news
Andy Robertson and Thiago Alcantara were both on the bench for the trip to Ibrox and might make their way back into the starting lineup, while Mohamed Salah was also given a little respite before his hat-trick.
Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Luis Diaz are all sidelined, therefore Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez, and Diogo Jota are all expected to start.
Klopp was diplomatic on Friday when asked whether there were any injury concerns following the win over Rangers. “We’ll see,” he said. “No final choices have been made.”
Erling Haaland was rested for City’s midweek draw with Copenhagen and is fit to start alongside Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva, both of whom had to cope with tiredness issues.
“They feel fantastic, they’re ready for Sunday,” City manager Pep Guardiola said.
However, John Stones, Kyle Walker, and Kalvin Phillips are still injured.
After only a few minutes in Denmark, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva will almost surely start, while Ruben Dias will almost certainly come in.
Liverpool vs Manchester City prediction
Of course, the temptation is to believe Haaland and company will run riot against a Liverpool defense that has flattered to deceive this season.
Still, with several crucial players on the field and Liverpool rising to the occasion so often in the past, it wouldn’t be stupid to bet against them this time around.
1-2 win for Man City.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool wins: 107
Manchester City wins: 58