This match is not only going to be about the two top EPL sides, but also about the managers.
City boss Pep Guardiola said his team’s display following their elimination from the Champions League had given him “one of the happiest days” in his career as a manager.
Asked whether he would be more defensive against Liverpool, Guardiola said: “No, no”.
However, Liverpool have more to play for as they look to move closer to securing a spot inside the top four. They can not depend on this record of their for City will be keen to beat them as they have the ammunition.
“When I arrived here I said I wanted to play good, win games and win titles, as much as possible, definitely – but I think all colleagues in the Premier League and around the world at big clubs think the same”.
“It’s going to be a very important game”, said the Brazil global, as quoted by Liverpool’s official website.
Let’s see if we can find the value this weekend, where Man City v Liverpool is the highlight of the fixtures in England… My period in Munich was judged as a disaster because we were not able to win the Champions League. They deserved the goal, but we could have scored more. A midfield three of Georginio Wijnaldum, Emre Can and Adam Lallana is likely to be fielded behind Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho. Their offence has always been brilliant.
The 24-year-old was one of the stand-out performers during the first four months of the campaign, scoring six times in his first 12 appearances and creating numerous other chances.
The little magician’s struggles were a disappointment in Liverpool’s “ugly win” against Burnley, where he was eventually substituted for youngster Ben Woodburn.
This DNA will be tested by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in a high-stakes game.
With 10 games remaining, Tottenham’s chances of overhauling Chelsea’s lead are slim, but victory strengthened their position in the fight to guarantee a top four finish by extending the gap to fifth place to seven points.
“The players are sad”. They will face a team who employs a similar style of football, which will make good viewing for the neutral.
Aguero equalised on 69 minutes when he turned home Kevin de Bruyne’s low right-wing cross from six yards.
Divock Origi is on stand-by to start up front after returning to training on Friday after picking up a minor knock last week but Daniel Sturridge remains out with a hip problem. It is not just today, I have thought a lot: “‘What more can I do to get my players to score goals?’ But in my career I scored 11 goals – one goal a year – so what can I say to Sergio [Agüero]?”
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In an entertaining, open encounter, both teams could have had more goals and perhaps a penalty or two in a match that you couldn’t take your eyes off.