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Liverpool vs Manchester City: Probable line-ups

Varun Aithal
ANALYST
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2.99K   //    14 Jan 2018, 06:58 IST

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Liverpool host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday with the Reds looking to have the chance to improve their ranking in the league table.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League home games against Manchester City and have secured 4 successive wins in a row.

On the other hand, Manchester City will be looking to increase their advantage on the top with a win. Pep Guardiola's side has begun the year with three wins from three games, while Liverpool have recorded 2-1 wins in both their matches in 2018 - against Burnley and Everton in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively.


Liverpool vs Manchester City: Kickoff information

Date: 14 January, Sunday

Kickoff: 16:00 (local time), 9:30 PM (IST)

Venue: Anfield


Team News

Liverpool

Liverpool will be playing without their ex-playmaker, Phillippe Coutinho, who joined Barcelona for £142 million. Virgil van Dijk, who was bought by Liverpool in the winter transfer window is expected to make an appearance on Sunday.

Mohammed Salah, who missed the last two matches of Liverpool, owing to his groin injury, is expected to play in this match. Daniel Sturridge could also feature for the first time after a month. Alberto Moreno, Jordan Henderson, and Nathaniel Clyne will be still absent for this fixture.

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Liverpool Form Guide: D-W-W-W-W

Formation: 4-3-3

Liverpool expected starting 11:

Simon Mignolet; Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Georginio Wijnaldum, Emre Can, Adam Lallana; Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Manchester City

Vincent Kompany will remain sidelined for Manchester City's trip to Liverpool on Sunday. Gabriel Jesus (knee) has travelled to Barcelona for treatment on his injury this week. Guardiola, who remains without Benjamin Mendy (knee) and Phil Foden (ankle), will be be looking to have his striker back in 2-3 weeks.

Former Liverpool player, Raheem Sterling - presently City's top scorer in the league this season - can expect a hostile reaction from the home crowd again.

Manchester City Form Guide: W-D-W-W-W

Formation: 4-4-2

Manchester City expected starting 11:

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, Fabian Delph; David Silva, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling; Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane.


Author's prediction: Manchester City is more likely to win against a Coutinho-less Liverpool with a score of 2-1 in their favour.

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