Liverpool vs Man City | Latest Team News | Line-Up's | Predicted Score

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2018

City have not done a league double over Liverpool since way back in 1936-37 - they won their first ever top-flight title that term.

It was a night to remember last time out for Liverpool, with new record signing Virgil van Dijk scoring a late victor to beat bitter rivals Everton 2-1 at Anfield and send the Reds into the next round in the FA Cup.

City are running away with the league, but the Reds have been in superb form and are in with a shout of victory.

They have not kept a clean sheet in their last 23 visits and only one in the last 37.

There's already clamour for a new signing or two to compensate for losing the Brazilian, one which might grow louder despite City being favourites to win anyway. When you also factor in City's return of almost three goals a game, it's quite easy to assume the Reds will be the underdog on Sunday.

In his 24 games against top 6 of the Premier League, he has 9 wins, 3 losses and 12 draws, gaining a total of 39 points-which is the highest among any managers in the top 6.

Aguero has never scored a goal at Anfield, but has an incredible record at home against the Reds, scoring six times in seven meetings at the Etihad.

Daniel Sturridge, found the net five times in 21 league appearances for City at the start of his career. "Even Virgil van Dijk should not be asked to play 60 games a season".

The victor of this battle on the pitch could well decide the victor of the match.

No team have yet found the right formula to beat Man City, but if there are chinks in their armoury it is when members of their back four are put under pressure.

It will hurt Liverpool that they're without Coutinho.

Liverpool's top scorer Mohamed Salah was also the subject of praise from Henry, as he added "I said at the beginning of the season he can be the new Coutinho - obviously I did not know that Coutinho was going to leave". Captain Jordan Henderson remains sidelined, while Nathaniel Clyne continues to be a long-term absentee.

However, Klopp was coy in his response on Van Dijk's involvement for Sunday's blockbuster clash. Gabriel Jesus (knee) has travelled to Barcelona for treatment on his injury this week. Skipper Vincent Kompany is nearing a return but is not expected to be ready for this match.

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is preparing for a reunion with father figure Jurgen Klopp.

After 22 Premier League fixtures this season, Pep Guardiola's side is yet to taste defeat, having won 20 of their games, putting them in an unassailable 15 point lead at the top of the table.

Premier Leagueleaders Manchester City are looking to claim their first win at Anfield since 2003 when they face Liverpool in a clash of heavyweights on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool have kept nine clean sheets in their last 13 league games at Anfield, though Leicester City are the only team to score in a league game on L4 and not earn a point.

The Blues have returned winless in last three matches in all competitions. Liverpool holds a super slight edge at 6-5-7 in its last 19 matches against Manchester City. This amounts to an astounding average of 99 minutes per goal.

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