Man City vs Liverpool: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Man City vs Liverpool: Line-ups

Man City

Liverpool

Man City Have a Point to Prove

#1

Liverpool have been faultless at Anfield this term but come into this match winless and goalless in their last four away games across all competitions – a run which stretches back to February 15.

#2

The guard of honour will add extra incentive for Man City to inflict a rare defeat on their usurpers, as will the desire to prevent them moving a step closer to breaking their record for most points and most wins in a single campaign.

#3

Guardiola has hinted that he will prioritise the cup competitions going forward. With that, he named a strong side during the FA Cup triumph over Newcastle United. This means that he could field a second-string squad here.

#4

Ederson, Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden are among the players who will be hoping for a recall to the starting lineup, but City are still missing the suspended Fernandinho and the injured Sergio Aguero.

#5

Liverpool will be without Joel Matip for the remainder of the campaign due to a foot injury he sustained in the Merseyside derby. James Milner also picked up a hamstring problem in that match and remains a major doubt for this game, but Xherdan Shaqiri has now returned to training.