Liverpool ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against City to complete the league double over them. Lallana opened the scoring with a superb left footed drive while Milner and Firmino added two more in second half.
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.
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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.
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester City – Match Highlights
[ English Premier League, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 ]
34′ 1 – 0 Adam Lallana
41′ 2 – 0 James Milner
57′ 3 – 0 Roberto Firmino
Match Preview & Team News: Both sides were in action during last weekend when the took on each other in the Capital One Cup final played at Wembley. After game finished 1-1 in full time and extra time City went on to win the league cup on penalties. City keeper saved three Liverpool penalties to secure first silverware of the season for City. Liverpool went behind early in the game and it took 83rd minute for them to get back into the match when Coutinho scored on a rebounded effort.
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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: Manchester City has lost three of the last 4 games including two back to back league defeats against Leicester and Tottenham putting their title challenge in jeopardy. While that FA Cup defeat against Chelsea where City started with several youngsters was heavily criticized. But we can safely assume they will start with full strength side against Liverpool on Sunday.
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.