Anfield, Liverpool, England
Key Stat: Manchester City have won their last 13 consecutive matches and are unbeaten in 20 in all competitions.
Expert Verdict: Manchester City go into this game in superb form, on a 13-match winning streak, and seven points clear of Liverpool with a game in hand. Their record at Anfield, however, is poor and the Reds should still fancy their chances of getting out of their recent slump with at least a draw in this game.
Out-of-form defending champions Liverpool take on in-form Premier League leaders Manchester City in a match which could be critical for the Reds’ title hopes. The match, takes place on Sunday February 7 and the live action at Anfield kicks off at 16:30 local time.
Defenders:Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Nat Phillips, Andrew Robertson
Midfielders:Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcantara
Forwards:Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Defenders:Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo
Attacking Midfielders:Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez
Liverpool have only won of their last six matches against Manchester City but that was their most recent home league game against them – a 3-1 triumph last season in a game marred by VAR controversy. City bounced back, spoiling Liverpool’s title party with a dominant 4-0 win, before the two teams drew 1-1 when they met at the Etihad in November this season. Mo Salah opened the scoring from the spot before Gabriel Jesus’ equaliser. Here are the results of the last five matches:
Nov 08, 2020: Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool
Jul 02, 2020: Manchester City 4-0 Liverpool
Nov 10, 2019: Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City
Aug 04, 2019: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City
Jan 03, 2019: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool
Manchester City are favourites to beat Liverpool and can be backed at 11/10 with Betway, 10Bet and 888sport. The draw is tempting despite City’s form, however, given their poor record at Anfield. 10Bet are offering 45/17 on the draw.
Both teams to score has been set at 3/5 with Betway and 10Bet.
Mo Salah netted from the spot when these teams last met and he is 6/5 with 888sport to score at any time.
Liverpool’s form has dropped, while Manchester City are on a superb winning streak. City have a poor record at Anfield, however, and a draw would do them no harm in this match either.