Liverpool will be looking to become the first team to beat Manchester City in the Premier League this season when the two sides go head to head at Anfield on Sunday.
Klopp, of course, will be without Philippe Coutinho after the Brazil star completed a mega money move to Barcelona earlier in the week. But the German manager, who could have a first Premier League start to the most expensive defender in the world Virgil van Dijk, will be seeking revenge after being thumped 5-0 at the Etihad in the reverse fixture.
Since then Liverpool have lost just twice but remain a whopping eighteen points behind Sunday’s opponents.
Despite making it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup and holding the advantage over Bristol City heading into the League Cup semi-final second leg Pep Guardiola still refuses to entertain a possible unprecedented quadruple. The Spanish manager rested a number of key players for the visit of Bristol City in midweek with one eye on Sunday’s blockbuster encounter.
Only Everton and Crystal Palace have taken points off Man City in the league so far this season.
With Palace coming the closest to ending City’s unbeaten run. A last gasp penalty save from Ederson mean kept the invincible dream alive.
Mo Salah is set to return for Liverpool after recovering from a groin injury.
The King Of Egypt has bagged 17 league goals already this season and looks good value at 8/5 to score anytime. Sturridge, Henderson and Moreno will miss the game through injury.
City have no fresh injury concerns for their trip down the M62. Jesus, Kompany and Mendy all remain sidelined. Aguero could start after coming off the bench to score City’s winner against Bristol City in midweek and he’s 7/2 to score first.
Both teams have kept just one clean sheet in their last four outings in all competitions so expect plenty of goal mouth action in Sunday’s late kick off.
Man City have failed to win at Anfield in 15 years, and no manager has won more games against Guardiola than Jurgen Klopp – could we finally see City come unstuck in the Premier League this season at the hands of Liverpool? I reckon so.
City haven’t been at their best of late and if they have an off day on Sunday Liverpool could pounce.
Liverpool to win and BTTS is 7/2.