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Liverpool’s Premier League (PL) title challenge could face a decisive outcome on the weekend as they host defending champions Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.
Anything less than a win for Jurgen Klopp’s men will see their title challenge hopes all but gone as they are already 14 points behind league leaders Arsenal. A defeat for the 2020 PL champions would come at a big cost while rivals Manchester City will be ready to pounce on any slip-up from Arsenal and claim the top spot in the league.
- Liverpool currently sits tenth in the Premier League table and are eight points and eight positions worse than what they were at this stage last season
- Manchester City on the flip side sit second in the table, a point behind Arsenal, and are in search of their third consecutive PL title, a rare feat achieved by a handful of clubs
- With just two wins in eight matches, Liverpool have made their worst start to a Premier League season in ten years
Liverpool vs Manchester City Head to Head
While history has favoured the Reds on more occasions, it is the Manchester blue that has dominated the PL race on multiple occasions. In 52 meetings in the PL era, the reds have clinched the fixture on 21 occasions, while City have won the fixture 11 times. A concerning factor is the away wins as City have escaped with three points on just two occasions from Anfield with their last PL win coming in February 2021.
Moreover, the two have shared an intense PL title rivalry in recent years, in the last nine seasons, on three occasions the title race has gone to the final day. Last season, only a point separated the two teams at the end of the season. Last season’s both meetings ended all square, while Pep’s side won their sixth PL title.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Head-to-Head
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Liverpool vs Manchester City 2022-23 Season so far
The current PL season has been a huge mishit for Liverpool having dropped 14 points while a defeat on Sunday will extend that to 17 points, more than the entire season of their PL title-winning campaign in 2019-20. Interestingly, it took them Matchday 21 in 2021-22 to drop as many points as they have dropped right now. With a midweek 7-1 thumping of Rangers in the Champions League, the time is right for Klopp and his men to make a statement with a win.
Manchester City on the flip side remain the only team still unbeaten in the PL and will look to add to their tally of wins on Sunday. So far they have dropped points against Newcastle and Aston Villa, both away from home. A win on Sunday and Arsenal dropping points would see the champions return to the summit with a quarter of the season gone.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Team News
It is expected that Luiz Díaz will not be seen in Premier League action until the conclusion of the World Cup break. He limped off just before half-time at the Emirates Stadium with a knee injury.
Injured: Luiz Diaz, Andy Robertson, Nabi Kieta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips and John Stones remain injured in worries for England ahead of the World Cup, but City look strong in pretty much every other area.
Injured: Stones, Walker, Phillips
Liverpool vs Manchester City Predicted Lineup
Predicted Liverpool Starting XI (4-2-3-1):
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Diaz
Predicted Manchester City Starting XI (4-2-3-1):
Ederson; Cancelo, Ake, Dias, Akanji; Silva, Rodi; De Bryune, Foden, Mahrez; Haaland
Liverpool vs Manchester City Date, kick-off time, and venue
The Premier League (PL) Matchweek 10 encounter on Sunday, October 16 will kick-off at 9:00 PM IST, 4:30 PM Local Time
Venue: Anfield in Liverpool
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