Liverpool vs Manchester City
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 9, 2019, 1:00 PM (EST)|
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Manchester City will host Liverpool in the biggest game of the English Premier League season.
Liverpool will know that a win will almost secure the title for them as they will move 10 points ahead to Manchester City on the table. The Reds enter this game in exceptional form after they beat Arsenal by a big margin over the weekend. Roberto Firmino was in exceptional form as the Brazilian scored 3 goals while Mo Salah and Sadio Mane both scored also. The strikers looked very strong as they had 10 shots on target which is made more impressive since Liverpool were playing another top team in Arsenal. This match will be Liverpool’s biggest challenge as they are away from home and playing against the only team who match them on talent.
Manchester City had two poor games as they failed to beat Leicester City and Crystal Palace. Fortunately for the Sky Blues, they returned to winning ways last weekend as they had a comfortable win over Southampton. It was a positive for Manchester City that Sergio Aguero is scoring again as the Argentine striker will be vital in this match. Manchester City should also be boosted by the fact that Kevin de Bruyne looks to be back from injury. This should boost the Sky Blues greatly as the Belgian midfielder is essential for providing chances for the strikers.
When these two teams met earlier in the season at Anfield, the game ended as a 0-0 draw with neither Liverpool nor Manchester City finding any ways to score.
This should be a very exciting game which both teams will be desperate to win. I am going to pick Manchester City to win this clash. The Sky Blues are playing at home and I think a buzzing Etihad Stadium should be enough to get the team over the line.