Premier League title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City face off in an enormous match this Sunday.
City look in ominous type and have moved as much as the highest of the desk in current weeks.
They’ve gained 13 video games in a row in all competitions and may take a significant step in the direction of claiming the top-flight title with a win at Anfield this weekend.
Liverpool’s inconsistent type continued in midweek as they suffered a shock defeat to Brighton.
Jurgen Klopp’s males know they need to win this weekend to maintain their title hopes alive.
Liverpool vs Man City: Tips on how to watch
This match will likely be held at Anfield on Sunday, February 6 and can kick-off at 4:30pm.
This recreation is being broadcast on Sky Sports activities Major Occasion and Sky Sports activities Premier League from 4pm and can observe their protection of Wolves vs Leicester.
Sky Sports activities prospects can stay stream this by way of the app utilizing their cell, pill or laptop gadgets.
If not, you should buy a Sky Sports activities Day Move from NowTV for £9.99.
Liverpool vs Man City: Staff information
Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Fabinho will want late health checks.
Alisson ought to return following sickness and new signing Ozan Kabak will likely be out there.
Diogo Jota and Naby Keita are nonetheless out however are edging nearer to full health.
Manchester City, in the meantime, haven’t any new damage considerations.
City stay with out Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Nathan Ake.
Liverpool vs Man City: What has been stated?
Pep Guardiola says he anticipated higher from rival Jurgen Klopp than to take pleasure in thoughts video games previous to City’s journey to Liverpool.
Klopp, in referring to City’s postponed recreation in opposition to Everton following a Covid-19 outbreak on the membership over Christmas, recommended Guardiola’s aspect had two weeks off consequently.
Guardiola stated: “He made a mistake. Jurgen has to see the calendar once more.
“We had Covid, we had one week and we performed with 14 gamers in Stamford Bridge.
“Tomorrow after I see Jurgen I’ll ask him how lengthy we had off. I’m stunned, I believed Jurgen was not that type of supervisor, I didn’t anticipate that remark. Perhaps it was a misunderstanding.”
City haven’t gained at Anfield since 2003.
Guardiola stated: “The sport is for Sunday, to win and get three factors. It isn’t about what number of years or centuries and so forth. It’s one other recreation, considered one of 38 within the Premier League.”
Liverpool vs Man City: Match stats and info
- Liverpool have misplaced considered one of their final 29 dwelling league matches in opposition to Manchester City (W19 D9), a 2-1 defeat in Could 2003.
- The away aspect has gained simply one of many final 24 Premier League conferences between Liverpool and Man City, with Liverpool successful 4-1 on the Etihad in November 2015.
- Manchester City have gained 4 of their final 5 league visits to the Premier League reigning champions (L1), beating Man Utd in 2011/12 and 2013/14 & Chelsea in 2015/16 and 2017/18. Nonetheless, City have by no means gained at Anfield when Liverpool have been reigning top-flight champion in 14 makes an attempt (D4 L10).
- Liverpool have misplaced every of their final two Premier League dwelling video games, having been unbeaten in 68 at Anfield earlier than this. They’ve not misplaced three in a row at dwelling in league competitors since September 1963.
- Liverpool haven’t scored in any of their final three Premier League dwelling video games, with their present goalless run at Anfield standing at 348 minutes. The Reds have by no means gone 4 consecutive dwelling league video games with out scoring of their historical past.
- Manchester City have gained every of their final 13 video games in all competitions – victory right here will see them equal the report for an English top-flight membership, set by Preston in January 1892 and Arsenal in November 1987.
- Manchester City have conceded simply 13 objectives in 21 Premier League video games this season, preserving a clear sheet in every of their final six. They’ve by no means beforehand saved seven consecutive clear sheets within the competitors.
- Man City’s Pep Guardiola has managed extra league matches at Anfield with out successful than every other stadium in his top-flight managerial profession (4 – D1 L3). His three defeats there are his joint-most at any away stadium in top-flight league video games, alongside Stamford Bridge.
- Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp hasn’t misplaced three consecutive dwelling league video games since December 2013 when he was in control of Borussia Dortmund.
- Raheem Sterling has scored 99 objectives in all competitions for Manchester City underneath Pep Guardiola. His subsequent purpose will see him turn out to be the third participant to achieve triple figures underneath the Spaniard, after Lionel Messi (211) and Sergio Agüero (120).