Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC predicted starting XI; preview, prediction, team news, injury update and kickoff
Manchester City vs. Liverpool is no doubt one of the biggest clashes in the premier league; which is arguably crucial title decider between the premier league sides.
The gap between the two premier league leaders at the top of the table now stands at just one point.
Manchester City are no doubt holding off the threat of Liverpool for the time being.
Both sides head into the meeting off the back of Champions League quarter-final first-leg wins, with City getting the better of Atletico Madrid 1-0 while Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners over Benfica.
Liverpool’s incredible run of victories sees them head into Sunday’s game aiming to win in the Premier League for the 11th time in a row, with last weekend’s triumph over Watford seeing them string together 10 Premier League wins for the fifth time in their history.
Liverpool since 2010 have not been able to keep a clean sheet at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City Premier League form:
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The big injury news from the Man City camp is still the continued absence of centre-back Ruben Dias, who is on recovery from a thigh injury but will not return in time for Sunday’s clash.
Youngster Cole Palmer is also still absent from his ankle injury but was never in contention of starting this one, and Guardiola will welcome a well-rested Kyle Walker back from a Champions League ban.
Walker could immediately come back in on the right-hand side as Joao Cancelo shifts back over to the left in place of Nathan Ake – who did well against Atletico – while John Stones will cover for Dias alongside Aymeric Laporte.
Meanwhile, Liverpool welcomed Trent Alexander-Arnold back from a hamstring problem much quicker than initially anticipated, while Naby Keita shook off a knee issue to play 89 minutes against Benfica.
Fabinho came off in that game with a cut to the head but did not sustain a concussion at the incident, and Klopp announced at his press conference that he expects to have everyone fit and available for the top-of-the-table clash.
Konate put in a stellar show at the Estadio da Luz before being at fault for Nunez’s effort and is sure to make way for Joel Matip, while Alexander-Arnold should be fit enough for another start on the right.
The reds boss could use an unchanged frontline with Diaz and Mane linking up with Salah.
Manchester City predicted starting XI:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
Liverpool FC predicted starting XI:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Prediction; Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool
kickoff; Sunday 10th April, 2022; 16:30(WAT)