Barclays Premier League: Liverpool vs Manchester City match preview
For a game that has been billed as a title showdown, Manchester City travel to Anfield knowing that after full-time only one of these two teams will have their fate in their own side.
Considering the crunch confrontation, the Reds are top of the table with five more fixtures to go, 4 points clear of third-placed City. Though, city has two games in hand over them.
Only two days before the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, a minute’s silence will be held, as a Kop mural displays “96” and “25 Years”. As a mark of respect, kick-off will be delayed by seven minutes, in line with other fixtures across English football this weekend.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, April 13, 2014
LAST THREE MEETINGS…
Manchester City (Kompany, Negredo) 2-1 Liverpool (Coutinho),
Premier League, December 2013
Manchester City (Dzeko, Aguero) 2 – 2 Liverpool (Sturridge, Gerrard),
Premier League, February 2013
Liverpool (Skrtel , Suarez) 2-2 Manchester City (Toure, Tevez),
Premier League, August 2012
Whoever wins this match will win the Premier League, that’s what I think. The winners will have all the momentum, but if I’m being honest I can’t see either of them getting it. So can’t wait to watch it and I think it will be a very entertaining football match as Manchester City don’t go anywhere and vindicate. At the other hand Liverpool won’t sit back because this is their good chance to win the Premier league.
Definitely Sergio Aguero’s return will make a lot of difference to City. So Liverpool will struggle to live with him – but at the same time I have to say how Man City can live with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. At Anfield the atmosphere has been absolutely remarkable recently – and for the Liverpool players and fans to win this game and virtually win the league on the day they celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough. Been brilliant this season and winning 9 games on the run is a huge ask in any league and truly I’m going for a 1-1 draw – although a 3-3 result wouldn’t really surprise me.
Daniel Agger (Centre-back) returns to Liverpool’s squad to face Manchester City on Sunday.
Top scorer of Manchester City, Sergio Agüero could also return for Sunday’s trip.
Liverpool have not lost any home match to Manchester City since May 2003.
After this match, City will have just one game against a team(another trip to face Everton) in the top half remaining,.
Penalty, Liverpool last scored was Steven Gerrard’s against Manchester City on January 25 earlier this year.
Manchester City are undefeated in their last five league games against Liverpool.
Still now these two teams are the top two scorers in the premier league this season – Liverpool have notched 90 times and City with 84 times. Chelsea are at 3rd with 65 goals.