The day we’ve all been waiting for so long is slowly arriving as two historic sides will meet on Super Sunday to deliver a spectacle you can’t find anywhere else.
Place of the battle will be the magical Anfield, and the participants are Klopp and Pep’s war machines, destroying everything in their paths.
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The hosts are especially destructive in the Premier League – 10 wins in 11 matches, still a perfect score of five wins at Anfield.
The Reds went on to 17-match winning streak including the last season in the Premier League.
This was stopped at Old Trafford in a United draw, but Klopp and his men didn’t look back, winning the next two Premier League matches.
Sadio Mane is showing up in the big moments week after week, and it’s almost a usual feat for him to score or get a penalty in the 90th minute of the match to earn a win for Liverpool.
The tension is rising, too – Pep Guardiola accused Mane of diving, while Klopp hit back talking about City’s famed “tactical fouls”.
City are six points behind the Anfield rival, and the pressure is on Pep’s team to deliver. The wounds are still fresh for Klopp, who dropped an eight-point lead last season in the league.
State of the Teams Before The Match
This time around, Manchester City is struggling with injuries a whole lot more. Ederson left the Atalanta match with injury, although it’s expected for him to play.
All of Rodri, Zinchenko, and David Silva are definitely ruled out. Perhaps Phil Foden receives some playing time in the hottest away fixture of the season.
Klopp is pretty calm regarding injuries with all of his first squad fully fit, except for Nathaniel Clyne, who is out of action for a while anyway.
Liverpool will rely on their fullbacks to deliver the creativity, and with Sadio Mane’s clinical outbursts lately, hope to make use of City’s struggling defence.
However, it won’t be a walk in the park for the Reds. Their defence already showed some signs of cracking, especially with the brilliant Alexander-Arnold taking more and more trips forward.
This sometimes leaves the high defensive line exposed to quick breaks, and space is definitely something you don’t want Manchester City to have.
Sterling looks unstoppable this season, and any Alexander-Arnold mistake will be used by Manchester City’s extraordinary winger.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction
The battle between these two teams should be a show to behold for all of the footballing world.
Manchester City are perhaps looked at as the underdogs, but make no mistake – the Citizens are as dangerous as ever.
With Liverpool’s defence prone to conceding regularly lately, Manchester City win could see them fly in the rest of the season.
Prediction: Liverpool vs Manchester City – 2