We are less than twenty-four hours away from the much-awaited top-of-the-table-clash between Liverpool and Manchester City. The race for the Premier League title is heating up with both teams in pole position to get their hands around the title. Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool is currently at the top of the standings with 63 points to their name and is just a point ahead of Pep Guardiola‘s defending champions. Considering their form, not only is this game a potential title decider but also a slip at this stage of the competition would be disastrous for either team, with Arsenal hot on their heels with 61 points to their name.

Both Liverpool and Manchester City have been in sublime form, with the two clubs not ready to drop a single point. Liverpool seems like a reinvigorated side following Jurgen Klopp’s announcement of stepping down at the end of this season, as the club looks to finish the season with a bang. Meanwhile, the Cityzens haven’t been slouching either, with the team firing on all cylinders following the triumphant returns of Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne, chasing a 4th consecutive league title.

Liverpool vs Manchester City: Injury Updates


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Liverpool will head into the field without the services of Ben Doak, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones and Ryan Gravenberch, Jayden Danns, and Ibrahima Konate, with the players expected to miss because of multiple injury related issues.

Manchester City is likely to be without the likes of Mattheus Nunes, Jack Grealish, and Jeremy Doku, with the three out because of recent injuries.

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Predicted Playing XI

Liverpool Expected Playing XI: (4-3-3) Kelleher; Bradley, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Manchester City Playing XI: (4-1-2-3) Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake; Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Alvarez

Liverpool vs Manchester City: Prediction


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It’s tough to determine a winner between the two goliaths. Both clubs have what it takes to get an upper hand over their opponents and will do their best to finish with all three points. The atmosphere at Anfield will surely play a crucial role in determining the contest’s outcome. With everything under consideration, the 30th encounter between Guardiola and Klopp, a rivalry that started in the Bundesliga, could end in a high-scoring draw.

Prediction: Liverpool 3 – 3 Manchester City

When and Where to Watch


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Fans in the United States can catch the live action from the game on the USA Network from 11:45 am ET this Sunday. Meanwhile, fans in the United Kingdom will have to tune in to Sky Sports and Sky Sports+ at 7:45 pm GMT to get the play-by-play coverage of the game.

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