Liverpool vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 7 February 2021
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
he Premier League champions host the leaders in the pick of the fixtures in gameweek 23 as Liverpool welcome title rivals Manchester City to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Seven points separate the two sides in the table following a poor run of form for the Reds, coupled with a relentless winning streak from Pep Guardiola’s men in recent weeks.
Liverpool and Man City are no strangers to meeting in important matches, of course. The head-to-head stats attached to this fixture show the Reds boast 90 wins over Man City with the Cityzens on 47 victories and 49 games ending level. The most recent clash took place at the Etihad Stadium in November when the pair played out a tense 1-1 finish, Salah, and Jesus on the scoresheet. Half of the last four meetings have produced 1-1 finishes.
Liverpool vs Manchester City : Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Six of the past eight overall match-ups had goals from both teams.
- It’s been 18 years since the Citizens have won at this ground.
- The latest clash at this stadium had ended in a 3-1 win for the hosts.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction
This year’s Premier League champion won’t be decided in this match but both teams know the importance of getting three points and dealing a huge blow to their main rivals. Liverpool have home advantage and are improving but Man City have been flawless of late and appear to be firing on all cylinders. A win at Anfield would be a show of strength.
Liverpool vs Manchester City TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Davies, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri; Salah, Firmino, Mane
UNAVAILABLE: Van Dijk (Injured), Gomez (Injured), Matip (Injured), Keita (Injured), Jota (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Alisson (Illness), Mane (Injured), Fabinho (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Sterling, Jesus, Foden
UNAVAILABLE: Ake (Injured), De Bruyne (Injured), Aguero (Fitness)