Before Sunday’s heavyweight meeting at Anfield, we break down where the game could be won and lost. Liverpool vs Man City from the evening on Sunday. kick-off 9.00 pm.
Liverpool does not have great memories of Manchester City’s last visit to Anfield. Also, the 4-1 defeat in February left the defending champions 10 points off the Premier League summit. Allowing Pep Guardiola’s side to seize control in the title race.
This time, it is Liverpool who is looking down from the top. Also, albeit only by a point. Jurgen Klopp’s team is undefeated in the Premier League this season. Still, that record is sure to be tested by a side that has caused them problems like few others in recent years.
Liverpool has only won one of their last seven games against Manchester City. Also, during which there have been 20 goals scored. This Sunday’s showdown promises to be another thrilling encounter.
From Liverpool’s right flank to the two penalty boxes, there will be potentially pivotal tactical battles taking place all over the pitch.
Trent Arnold absent for right-sided duel
Liverpool will be without Trent Alexander-Arnold after the right-back suffered an adductor injury during training earlier this week.
It represents a significant blow to the team given his unique importance to how they attack.
The 22-year-old has already contributed two assists in the Premier League this season. Also, he ranks top among all players for chances created, passes into the opposition box, and expected assists. No Liverpool player has made more passes into the final third.
Alexander-Arnold’s delivery, both from open play and dead-ball situations, is one of the side’s biggest weapons and Klopp has configured his approach accordingly, ensuring Liverpool direct a high proportion of their attacks down his flank.
Also, Liverpool has Robertson. He will play as left-back. He also has created many chances and played a direct cross into the box. Liverpool’s main strength is their two side-backs.
On the other hand, Man City has lost to PSG last week in UCL. Messi has scored his PSG debut goal. Man City will get their full team for this clash. Guardiola has a great record against Klopp so it will be an interesting game to watch.