Liverpool vs Manchester City 02/28/2016 League Cup Preview, Odds & Predictions
Manchester City vs Liverpool
Sunday 28th February 2016 11:00(ET)
The Line: Liverpool 9/4 Draw 12/5 Manchester City 7/5 See the Latest Odds
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The first piece of Silverware in the domestic british scene will be decided on Sunday when Liverpool and Manchester City do battle at Wembley for the League Cup title. What is really interesting in this match up is that key players for both sides swapped clubs in the summer. James Milner made the move from Manchester to Liverpool on a free transfer while Raheem Sterling moved to Manchester City for big money. Liverpool destroyed Manchester City 4-1 at the Ethiad in the League game earlier in the season. With Liverpool anything is possible, quite often in the same day. Jurgen Klopp has some serious talent at his disposal and with Couthino, Firminho, Sturridge , Henderson and the aformentioned Milner he has a mix of youth and experience. I see both of these teams as being very tough to count on at the moment. Liverpool have two wins in their last three but two poor performances in the Europa League has left me unsure of how Liverpool will stack up against Manchester City here.
One thing about this Manchester City team is the talent within this squad is phenomenal. On Wednesday they went to Dynamo Kiev and were very impressive. Ya Ya toure and Sergio Aguero are game winners in additionRaheem Sterling is a quality winger that will provide chances for City and of course he will be playign against his old team and alot of friends and former team mates. I think this is a tough game to call but with Manuel Pelligrini on the way out I do think that Manchester City players will want to give their all to have their boss leave with some silverware. I fully expect this Manchester City team to be focused on this one and they have the players to handle fighting on a number of fronts.
I am going to take Manchester City to lift the trophy at evens. While I think that city will win it over the 90 minutes anything is possible in a cup final. Liverpool have some great individuals but they struggled lately for consistancy, while they did beat Manchester CIty earlier in the season that was without City captain Vincent Kompany and a below fit Sergio Aguero.