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Manchester City Vs Liverpool :Match Preview And Predictions 3/17

Manchester City Vs Liverpool :Match Preview And Predictions



Liverpool move to the Ethiad this Sunday for the biggest clash in the Premier League this weekend And here is every thing you need to know.

Manchester City hope to recover from their dramatic exit from the Champions League with a win at home against Liverpool, of which any other result might be detrimental to their title or Champions League Qualification dream.

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Kloop have been rivals back in Bundesliga and even while in Spain Pep Guardiola had one or two Clashes before they met in the Premier League and here they occupy the third and forth positions respectively with few matches left for the season, meaning whatever result comes from this clash will affect either side in good or bad ways when it concerns Champions League Qualification next season.

Manchester City have been able to win four of their last 6 fixtures while Liverpool manage three wins in 6 games losing two with a draw

Manchester City Team News

Vincent Kompany is hoping to earn a recall as Manchester City host Liverpool in the Premier League, though he has been left on the bench since his return from knee injury but striker Gabriel Jesus (foot) and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (knee) remain on the sidelines.

Available squad: Caballero, Bravo, Zabaleta, Sagna, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Delph, De Bruyne, Silva, Navas, Sane, Sterling, Nolito, Aguero, Iheanacho.

Liverpool Team News

Roberto Firmino is in doubt after missing the game against Burnley due to groin injury but returned to training on Friday, striker Divock Origi also but Daniel Sturridge (hip) and Jordan Henderson (foot) are both sidelined.

Available squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Can, Lallana, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Klavan, Gomez, Lucas, Stewart, Origi, Woodburn, Wilson.


Pep Guardiola



And the Spanish manager praised his counterpart, saying : "He’s a top coach.
“They’re an attacking side, they win the ball and attack.
“When they lose the ball, they immediately transition between offensive and defensive and then win the ball and attack.
“They like to attack in four, five, six seconds all the time.
“When they face teams they want to attack they feel comfortable, when teams defend deep a lot sometimes they have more problems.”


Jurgen Kloop

"These games are always important. I can't remember a game that was not important in the Premier League," Klopp told a news conference.
"We all know the quality of Manchester City. I thought the way they played against Monaco was quite impressive. City could have won the game easily but because they are human beings they are out.
"But their quality is really high.
"You have to win all the challenges, if you lose one it can hurt. We have felt good in these [big] games so far but, for me, they are the most difficult team to play.
"I know their image in this country is different, the Pep Guardiola style... but it's real football. It's difficult to defend against them. We know what we have to do but if we can do it, I don't know."
He added: "I don't think we are the favourites. That's not too bad.
"We know that we can be difficult to play in games like this, that's true, but we have to be at our best to get anything.
"I am really looking forward to this, it's a real tactical challenge.
"It's an important moment in the season, but we know that it's possible to win."


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