Liverpool vs Manchester City 01/14/2018 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Liverpool (4th) Manchester City (1st)
Sunday 14th January 2018 11:00/ET
Liverpool 21/10 Draw 9/4 Manchester City 13/10 See the Latest Odds
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The game of the weekend in the Barclay's Premier League will see run away leaders Manchester City travel to Liverpool to take on the Reds at Anfield. Can Liverpool be the first team to beat Manchester City this season?
While this has been a record breaking year for Manchester City , the Sky Blues have looke a little jaded in recent games. Injuries and a congested fixture list has meant little rest for the key stars in the Manchester City side. Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Gundogan, Sane will look to pick apart a Liverpool defence that has been bolstered by the January signing of Virgil Van Djik. The Manchester City attack though is multi faceted and has a combinaton of skill, speed and strength. Former Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is currently Manchester City's top scorer and he may be instrumental when the two teams come face to face on Sunday. Manchester City are 4-1-0 in their last five overall. City are 3-2-0 in their last five away games in all competitions.
Liverpool come into this game red hot. The Reds are 4-1-0 in their last five overall and are 3-2-0 in their last five home games. Liverpool are also unbeaten at home this season and in the last 22 games against Manchester City in Anfield, the visitors have won just twice. Jurgen Klopp's side will have a slightly different look to it now as Van Djik settles into the back four and the team will need to replace Philip Couthino who just moved to Barcelona for an eyewatering £142 million. Mo Salah is having a career year with seventeen goals in twenty one appearances and will be the key man going forward for Liverpool. With Firminho and Mane also in fine form this is a top three that will look to exploit any weakeness' that appear in the Manchester City back line.
I've gone back and forth on this game , taking a different look and approach to it two or three tiimes. For me it's very difficult to spli these two. I think the fact that the game is in Anfield does give Liverpool a slight advantage. The addition of Van Djik I think was one of the best pieces of business Liverpool have done in year, he addresses their back four problems. I'm going to take Liverpool to get the win here in what should be a cracking game of football.