Manchester City will try to close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal to five points when they host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Manchester City vs Liverpool: Citizens are eight points ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League, PL, table with a game in hand, demonstrating the importance of beating Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team has won their last six matches in all competitions, including a 6-0 win over Burnley in the FA Cup quarter-finals before the international break.
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Liverpool was in a similar position to their hosts this time last year, except they were chasing an unprecedented quadruple crown. The Reds are now five points adrift of the top five, and their fall from grace is perhaps best exemplified by their last two Premier League results, which saw them fall from the highest of highs after their historic 7-0 victory over Manchester United to the lowest of lows with a 1-0 loss to relegation-threatened Bournemouth.
Liverpool are sixth in the English Premier League, seven points behind fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur, who have two games in hand.
The first leg of this battle ended with Liverpool edging it at home due to City’s complacency and defensive errors.
That defensive blunder allowed Mohammed Salah to charge into the box and unleash an unstoppable shot beyond Ederson Moraes’ reach.
Manchester City have won just two of their last four meetings against Liverpool in all competitions, and it’s difficult to predict where the pendulum will swing in this one.
Here’s everything you need to know about Manchester City’s match against Liverpool.
How to watch Manchester City vs. Liverpool live, including a link to the stream and the start time
- Saturday’s kickoff time is 7:30 a.m. ET.
- Peacock Online: Streaming is available via DSTV.
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Manchester City team news, injuries, and lineup possibilities
Erling Haaland (groin) is out, and Phil Foden is in (appendix removed)
Liverpool team news, injuries, and lineup possibilities
Calvin Ramsay (knee) and Stefan Bajcetic are out (groin)
Luis Diaz (knee), Darwin Nunez (ankle), Kostas Tsimikas (rib), Thiago Alcantara (hip), and Joe Gomez are all questionable (undisclosed)
Harry Kane scored twice on Saturday to give him 20 Premier League goals this season, an impressive total with 10 or more Premier League matches remaining.
Then, at Crystal Palace, Erling Haaland converted a penalty to give him 28 for the season, reminding the country that the Golden Boot race is still far from over.
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Predictions for Manchester City vs. Liverpool
This is going to be an excellent game. When these two teams meet, goals are usually scored, and the same should be expected on Saturday. Liverpool will be aware that they lack the structure to keep City out, so their best chance of victory will be to attack their hosts. City should be able to control the game, but Liverpool will pose a significant threat. The home team should have enough, but three points are not guaranteed.
Manchester City defeated Liverpool 3-2.