Liverpool are set to travel this weekend as they face Manchester City in highly anticipated Premier League game on Saturday lunch time kickoff at Etihad Stadium. The game is suppose to kickoff at 12:30 uk time and we will have match highlights of the game right here on this page. City and Liverpool have started the season in similar fashion winning two of the first three games and drawing the other. A win on Saturday for either side will make a massive statement in the title race.
Manchester City 2-0 Liverpool Highlights
[ Premier League 2017-18 Match ]
25′ 1 – 0 Sergio Aguero rounded off the keeper to finish a brilliant move as City go ahead 1-0 against Liverpool at Etihad Stadium.
37′ [ Red Card ] Sadio Mane got a controversial red card after he collided with City keeper Ederson and referee sent him off for boot on Ederson’s head.
45′ 2 – 0 Gabriel Jesus made it 2-0 just before the break to complete City’s first half dominance.
Match Preview & Team News: Pep Guardiola’s City were installed as out and out favourites going into the 2017-18 season but their start of the season have been pretty underwhelming considering the attacking options they have at their disposal. Liverpool on the other hand are absolute cracking going forward but at the back struggle to keep clean sheets.
Both sides are pretty good upfront but their problems lie at the back where they concede goals out of nowhere and that kind of put them on the back foot. Jurgen Klopp is likely to have Philipe Coutinho back in the side which could be his last 8 months at the club after Liverpool fought off Barcelona in their persuit of little Brazilian.
Last season Liverpool completed the double over City winning both matches 1-0 and we can expect another tight game between two potential title rivals.
Manchester City 0-1 Liverpool -March 2017
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
51′ 0 – 1 James Milner scored from penalty spot after referee Michael Oliver had given Liverpool the penalty
Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City – 31 December 2017
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
8′ 1 – 0 Georginio Wijnaldum scored with a superb header after Adam Lallana put in a nice cross from the left.
Liverpool on the other hand played with full strength team against Augsburg and a Daniel Sturridge continue to play 60 odd minutes after recovering from series of injuries which kept him out for best part of last 1 year. He is likely to start upfront with Coutinho and Firmino playing on either flanks. Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and James Milner should start in midfield.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup in the premier league game on Wednesday night
Recent Form & Predictions: If Chelsea were to win their game this weekend they will go 9 points clear at top for atleast a few hours until Liverpool play City and if City-Liverpool finish in draw or city winning it will wrap up a superb first half of the season for Chelsea. So a win for Liverpool is pivotal for their title challenge. I can see this game ending in a draw with both teams to get on score-sheet.
Preview Match Review: Liverpool on the other hand had a good weeks rest as they were not involved in the FA Cup last week which gives them slight advantage and they can play there pressing game for best part of 90 minutes. I am going with a narrow win for Liverpool on this one, Although City have better players but they just don’t seem to bother anymore since Pep Guardiola is announced as their new manager.
Liverpool might have lost the League Cup final in the hands of Manchester City last Sunday but they were unfazed when they hosted City on Wednesday night at Anfield. Liverpool started the game much stronger and scored twice before the break to put City pretty much out of the game and end their title challenge. Adam Lallana scored the opening goal in 34th minute while James Milner added second just before the halftime.
Adam Lallana had a great first half and he ended up getting on the scoresheet with a sweat finish in 34th minute. Former City man James Milner will be delighted after he added second of the night for Liverpool.