Man City vs Liverpool: Line-ups
Battle of On-form Teams
Both teams do seem to be hitting their strides now, though, and those improvements have both stemmed from tightening things up at the back – for Man City that followed the arrival of Ruben Dias, and oddly enough for Liverpool it has followed the loss of Virgil van Dijk.
Man City are unbeaten in eight games across all competitions and have won their last three without conceding, most recently cruising past Olympiacos in the Champions League.
Liverpool have now won a league-high 28 points from losing positions since the start of last season and could win three consecutive Premier League games after conceding the opening goal for the first time ever.
Man City will once again be without club-record scorer Sergio Aguero, who is not expected back from his hamstring injury until after the international break. Van Dijk, Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also remain sidelined, but Klopp brushed off minor concerns over the fitness of Jota following a knock in midweek.
Throw in the unpredictability of this season and the injuries for both teams and it makes the job even harder, but both teams are beginning to find their best form again. Expect goals, but ultimately they could be sharing the spoils.