Newly crowned Premier League champions head to the Etihad Stadium to face off against the side they picked the title from. The match promises to be thrilling while scheduling for Thursday with kickoff at 22.15 GMT.
Liverpool might have taken the crown of the Premier League from the Citizens. But they will be looking to add to the woes for the side. The match will mark the Red’s first encounter with the Citizens after 30 years of waiting.
The Reds were all up in arms and celebrations following the 2-1 defeat of City to Chelsea last weekend. The loss to the Blues means that Jurgen Klopp’s side wrapped up the title with seven games to go. The side currently sits at the top of the league with 86 points and 23 points ahead of their opponents.
Man City is currently second on the standings with 63 points. Pep Guardiola will be re-strategizing where the rain hit the club after what started off as a heated competition between the two sides. However, Thursday provides a chance for Pep to redeem himself following their 2-0 loss to the Reds in the first league.
Manchester City vs. Liverpool Head to Head
Both sides have 36 games between them with Liverpool taking home 17 wins while City with only eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City
Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City
Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City
Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool
Man City 1-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-0 Man City
Liverpool 3-0 Man City
Forward will continue with his goalless streak against Liverpool as the Argentinian undergoes knee surgery. His replacement will be Jesus with eight goals this season, making an impressive backup. Good news from the camp is that defender Eric Gracia is back to training after a devastating injury picked during their encounter against Arsenal during the restart.
The contract situation with winger Leroy Sane continues to hang on the line with the German keen on the move from the Etihad.
Liverpool Team News
Even with the Premier League in the bag, Jurgen Klopp is not taking his foot off the gas pedal this weekend. Robertson has been a missing figure for the Reds with Milner filling the space for the left-back. Youngster Minamino sets to make his move felt especially with the space in the squad for his to squeeze in.
Prediction and Odds
Liverpool has found the better part of Man Citizen in their previous encounters, and we expect the same on Thursday.
Goals Under 2.5
Liverpool First Team to Score