Two winners of the last three premier League titles will lock horns in a Super Sunday Showdown at Anfield. Liverpool FC, who thumped FC Porto on Wednesday will welcome Manchester City, who were defeated by PSG on Tuesday, in an early premier League supremacy at Anfield.
Ahead of the match at Anfield, Liverpool, 04:30pm (GM +1), let's look at Both Teams Updates, their previous Meetings, their Recent Forms, likely formations to be deployed by both mangers and Predicted Match Day Result.
Liverpool Team Updates
Trent Alexander Arnold has joined Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita in the treatment room, and may be available after the International week. Harvey Elliott remains out while Neco William remains doubtful with an ankle issue.
GoalKeepers: Alisson Becker, Adrian.
Defenders: Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, K. Tsimikas.
Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner, Curtis Jones, Chamberlain, Benjamin Woodbury.
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino.
Manchester City Team Updates
According to Pep Guardiola as reported in Manchester City's official site, all his first team players are fit for their trip to Liverpool on Sunday except for Ilkay Gundogan and Zinchenko.
GoalKeepers: Ederson Morales, Zack Steffen, Scott Carson.
Defenders: Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Romeo Lavia, João Cancelo, Nathan Ake, Kyle Walker.
Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Rodri, Kevin De bruyne, Fernandinho, Bernado Silva, Cole Palmer.
Forwards: Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez.
Previous Meetings Between Liverpool And Manchester City, And Their Recent Forms
These two teams met for the first time on 16th September 1893 in the league Division two, when Manchester City was called Ardwick. Liverpool FC triumphed 1-0 in that fixture, and would record another 3-0 success in the reverse fixture at Anfield on 2nd December 1893. Since then, Liverpool have won 105 times, drawn 54 times and lost 58 times in all competitions against the Citizens. Their last six(6) meetings in the Premier League at Anfield have ended in one defeat, one drawn and four(4) wins for the Kops.
Premier leaders, Liverpool FC remains unbeaten in the Premier League, having drawn twice with Chelsea and most recently with Brentford in a pulsating 3-3 scoreline last weekend. They recorded an emphatic 5-1 away win over FC Porto ain the midweek, a great preparation ahead of the visit of Pep Guardiola and his men.
Source: Sports Moleo
Manchester City were outclassed by Paris Saint Germain in the midweek, and will be keen to bounce back from that defeat against an in-form Liverpool side. They sit 2nd in the Premier League log, a point behind their Sunday's opponent.
Predicted Line Up For Liverpool FC
Jürgen Klop will likely opt for his famed 4-3-3 formation with Liverpool FC.
Alisson Becker will start in between the sticks, while the central defence partnership of Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip is likely to continue. With Trent Alexander Arnold injured, James Milner, who played in the right side defence against FC Porto in midweek, is likely to continue while Andy Robertson is likely to start at the left side defence. In the midfield three, Fabinho will likely slot into the holding midfield role alongside Henderson and young impressive Curtis Jones or Chamberlain. In a three man front, Roberto Firmino is likely to start alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool 4-3-3 Line Ups
Manchester City Predicted Line Up
Pep Guardiola has started with 4-2-3-1 formation against Chelsea and PSG in their last two matches and is likely to stick to same formation against Jürgen Klopp.
Ederson Morales is certain to continue in goal, with Aymeric Larporte and Ruben Dias likely to continue in the central defence. Kyle Walker should will start in the right side defence, while João Cancelo is likely to continue in the left side as Mendy and Zinchenko misses out. In the Midfield two, the duo of Rodri and Kevin debruyne are likely to start, while Jack Grealish is likely to start in the No.10 role, flanked by Raheem Sterling and Mahrez. Either of Ferran Torres or Gabriel Jesus will start upfront.
Manchester City 4-3-3 Line Ups
Predicted Match Result
The match between these two teams in modern times offers mouthwatering actions, and on Sunday at Anfield both teams will show their Footballing pedigree. However, the match is likely to end in a draw.
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