Liverpool Vs Man City headlines matchday 12 of the Barclays Premier League. The team from Merseyside has steadily maintained their scintillating form in all competitions to lead the English Premier League by an impressive six points. The Reds only dropped points once the entire season, on their away trip to Manchester United in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. They will host the current league champions hoping to extend their lead at the top to nine points.
The Citizens, on the other hand, have had a stop-and-start flow to their 2019-20 season campaign. They had shock defeats to newly promoted Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league. They drew their last game in the Champions League game against Atalanta and to top it all off, they wait to get confirmation of the fitness of their goalkeeper. English defender, Kyle Walker had to play keeper in the midweek game after Ederson’s injury as well as a sending off to replacement Claudio Bravo.
Liverpool vs Man City Preview
There has been a lot reported in the news about the relationship between the head coaches of the two sides, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. The City boss has been clear on his stance about Liverpool forward Sadio Mane and his diving. The Senegalese forward cynically responded to the comment and said he’d do it again given the chance to help his team win the penalty in the match.
Liverpool remains the oddsmaker’s favourites to win Sunday’s clash against City. Form aside, the Manchester side’s injury list seems to be on the rise with the goal minder needing a late fitness test following an injury sustained in the UCL match. City captain, David Silva could also miss the visit to Anfield this weekend, joining the likes of Rodrygo and Sane on the sidelines.
Liverpool will look to extend their unbeaten run and further extend their lead at the top of the table to ensure that they have room to falter when the December game congestion time comes. With a better head-to-head record against the Pep, Klopp will surely mastermind a win at home. The two sides met each other in the Community Shield Cup earlier in the season, with City winning in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw.