Man City vs. Liverpool: Preview, starting lineup, injuries, and prediction scoreline

Man City vs. Liverpool: Preview, starting lineup, injuries, and prediction scoreline

Manchester City will host Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City enters the game after a 4-4 draw with Chelsea in their most recent Premier League match, while Liverpool thrashed Brentford 3-0.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City presently lead the Premier League table with 28 points after 12 games.

Liverpool, on the other hand, is in second place with 27 points from the same amount of games.

Both teams last met in April of this year.

City won 4-1 at home against Liverpool, with goals from Julian Alvarez, Kevin de Bruyne, IIkay Gundogan, and Jack Grealish.

Man City’s team news:

Man City vs. Liverpool: Preview, starting lineup, injuries, and prediction scoreline

Erling Haaland of Manchester City missed Norway’s last Euro 2024 qualifier against Scotland owing to an ankle injury received in Man City’s recent win over Bournemouth.

Goalkeeper Ederson is out with a foot injury, as are Sergio Gomez (ankle), Mateo Kovacic (thigh) and Nathan Ake (knock).

Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring), John Stones (thigh), and Matheus Nunes, who was ruled “clinically unfit” while on duty with the Portugal national team, will sit out.

Meanwhile, Haaland’s deputy, Julian Alvarez, is more than qualified. Argentina international Haaland is one of several South American representatives facing short turnaround periods, and he is thought to be growing more hopeful that he will be fit to play for Pep Guardiola’s side after training ahead of the match.

Liverpool’s team news:

Man City vs. Liverpool: Preview, starting lineup, injuries, and prediction scoreline

Liverpool’s medical staff must make late decisions on a number of players, including Joe Gomez (knee), Ryan Gravenberch (knee), Ibrahima Konate (hamstring), and Curtis Jones (hamstring).

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However, all four players have trained with the club in preparation for the crucial match.

However, Andrew Robertson (shoulder injury), Stefan Bajcetic (calf injury), and Thiago Alcantara (hip injury) will all be unavailable to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp will need to go over his South American squad, which includes Alisson, Luis Diaz, Alexis MacAllister, and Darwin Nunez.

Manchester City’s probable starting XI:

Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Silva, Rodri, Foden, Doku, Grealish and Haaland

Liverpool’s probable starting XI:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Gravenberch, Jota, Gakpo, Jota and Salah.

Prediction:

DAILY POST predicts that Man City will beat Liverpool. The match will end 2-1 in favour of City.

The kick-off time for Man City vs Liverpool is 1.30 pm.


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