A must-see Premier League match will take place on Sunday night when dethroned champions Liverpool face current Premier League champions Manchester City at Anfield. After six games, with Jurgen Klopp’s side one point ahead of their championship rivals at the top the two powerhouses are presently first and second in the Premier League table. Here is everything you need to know about Liverpool vs Manchester City football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
James Milner will hold his spot at right-back as Trent Alexander-Arnold is poised to miss his second game in a row.
Roberto Firmino may start instead of Diogo Jota given his work rate and he scored twice off the bench in midweek.
After some strong performances Curtis Jones is deserving of a start, but Naby Keita is back in the Liverpool squad. Thiago has been placed on the bench.
Jurgen Klopp will be hoping Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk can keep their heads after three games in a week. If needed, Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate are on standby.
John Stones has not appeared in any game for Manchester City this season.
Phil Foden is likely to start here, possibly moving Kevin De Bruyne to the false nine position.
This season, Jack Grealish has been a constant for City, but he showed signs of exhaustion against PSG on Wednesday.
Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres are ready to take the stage. Both Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez are set to leave the starting lineup.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction
This season, Liverpool has gone undefeated in all competitions, although there have been glimpses of frailty at times. Last weekend, they gave up three goals to Brentford, two to AC Milan, and couldn’t break down a Chelsea side that was down to ten men for 45 minutes.
Manchester City were made to rue wasted chances in their 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek. Pep Guardiola’s team dominated Chelsea last weekend, but they have failed to score in three of their first nine matches this season.
A matchup between the Premier League’s most explosive attack and the most tenacious defense should produce yet another classic between the two teams. We expect the two managers to shake hands on a draw when the final whistle blows.
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Foden; Jesus, De Bruyne, Grealish
Our Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City