Liverpool is going head to head with Manchester City starting on 3 Oct 2021 at 15:30 UTC at Anfield stadium, Liverpool city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Liverpool played against Manchester City in 2 matches this season. Currently, Liverpool rank 2nd, while Manchester City hold 6th position.
Start date: 3 Oct 2021 15:30 UTC
Referee: Paul Tierney, England
Liverpool Team News
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Trent Alexander-Arnold will not be fit to play in this crucial match, joining Harvey Elliott and Thiago Alcantara on the bench.
Even with Naby Keita’s return to fitness, James Milner should continue at right-back for the time being, while Curtis Jones has put in some strong displays in the centre of the park and could earn a start against the champs.
Klopp’s only real choice is whether to start Diogo Jota or Firmino at the attack’s centre, and while the Portuguese has held his spot thus far, the Brazilian may be favoured in a game of this magnitude.
Man City Team News
Meanwhile, City manager Pep Guardiola does not anticipate Ilkay Gundogan to recover before the international break, while Oleksandr Zinchenko is a huge doubt but unlikely to replace Cancelo anyhow.
Aymeric Laporte started both the Chelsea win and the PSG loss, but John Stones has yet to play this season and may not be pushed into an Anfield match right away.
After a dismal evening in Paris, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling are expected to make place for Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus in the first XI.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Foden; Jesus, De Bruyne, Grealish
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