It’s a top of the table clash in Merseyside as unbeaten Liverpool welcome their closest title challengers Manchester City to Anfield in this Premier League Super Sunday cracker.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date : Sunday 11th November 2019
Kick-off : 17:30 PM UK time.
TV channel : Sky Sports
Liverpool go into their weekend league game with a six-pointer over their opposition, and the pressure is fast building on Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. The Citizens simply can ill-afford to give their rivals such commanding lead as a nine-point gap at this stage of this season, so it is imperative they afford defeat on Sunday if they will stand any chance of winning the Premier League again this term.
That said, the visitors have a poor record at this ground, having not won here since 2003 while Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 45 Premier League home matches, last tasting league defeat here in April 2017.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have, however, conceded in each of their last five league games at Anfield, a noticeable chink in the opposition armoury which City can exploit. The visiting side will pride themselves on having scored in each of their last sixteen league games on the road, a streak stretching back to December 2018.
Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri are the only serious absentees for Liverpool while skipper Jordan Henderson who missed out of the Genk win in midweek could return.
The absence of Ederson Moraes who picked up a thigh injury against Atlanta in their Champions League game is a major blow for Manchester City.
David Silva, Leroy Sane, Aymeric
Laporte, Rodrigo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are all sidelined.
Head to head
In 183 previous meetings in all tournaments, Liverpool are heavy favourites to pick a victory here, as they had done in 89 of those games. City have 46 wins to their name while 48 have ended in draws.
Man City have won 22 of their last 25 games in the Premier League.
Liverpool have scored at least twice in each of their last 12 home games in the league.
Man City have scored at least twice in 11 of their last 12 matches in the league.
Liverpool have been unstoppable under Klopp this season and are yet to kiss the dust in the top flight, including raking in an incredible ten wins from their opening 11 games.
Liverpool last five matches(in all competitions) WWDWW
Manchester City themselves have been fluent enough, and have kept up the chase with eight wins so far.
Manchester City’s last five matches(in all competitions) WWWWD
With both sides in possession of potent goal scorers, the goalscorer markets is surely one to be picked on by many punters and rightly so. Sergio Aguero has already hit nine in ten games while Raheem Sterling has seven to his name for City.
For Liverpool, Sadio Mane has six and Mohammed Salah five, with all of these ones potential goalscorers from this game. However, at 9/2, Aguero to open the scoring in Anfield is a big, ‘realistic’ one, with Liverpool’s defence having not being top-notch in recent times.
For those who might fancy a stalemate sufficing from the clash, as have been seen in two of their last three meetings, a full time draw is priced at 13/5