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Premier League 2018/19: Liverpool host Manchester City in clash of the titans

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Liverpool v Manchester City - Premier League
Liverpool v Manchester City - Premier League

Anfield is the venue for another thriller when the Premier League table-toppers Manchester city travel to Liverpool on Sunday evening. This is going to be an exciting match between two of the top teams in English football at the moment.

Both teams are unbeaten in the Premier League this season and both teams have the same numbers of points (19). Manchester City are ahead of Liverpool courtesy a narrow goal difference (6). At Anfield, the Reds will try to beat Pep Guardiola's side to regain the first position in the league table.


Venue: Anfield stadium

Capacity: 54,000

Date: 7 October 2018

Time: 4.30 pm (local time)


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Predicted Line-ups:

Both the teams are expected to set themselves up in the 4-3-3 formation. Manchester City will play their favourite style of possession football with a high-line of defence. Liverpool will attempt to play counter-attacking football with their three fast frontmen, Salah, Mane and centre-forward Firmino.

Liverpool (4-3--3)

GK: Alisson

DF: Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Van-Dijk, Robertson

MID: Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner

FW: Salah, Firmino, Mane

Manchester City (4-3-3)

GK: Ederson

DF: Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Zinchenko

MID: B.Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva

FW: Sterling, Aguero, Sané


Last 5 matches in all competitions:

Liverpool: W-W-L-D-L

Manchester City: L-W-W-W-W


Prediction

Plenty of goals are expected from this fixture. Neither team starts as the favourites but as the match will be held at Anfield, Liverpool could ride on home support to clinch the victory.

Predicted score: Liverpool 4-2 Manchester City

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