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Liverpool vs Man City: Premier League preview, team news, TV channel, stats, prediction, kick-off time

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcantara absent for Liverpool; no fresh injury concerns for champions Man City; watch Liverpool vs Man City live on Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm on Sunday, kick-off 4.30pm

Liverpool vs Man City

Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Liverpool vs Man City in the Premier League on Super Sunday; kick-off 4.30pm.

Team news

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and midfielder Thiago Alcantara will be absent for the visit of Manchester City.

The England right-back (groin) and the Spain international (calf) will miss the club's final game before the upcoming international break.

Midfielder James Milner looks set to continue deputising for Alexander-Arnold, although manager Jurgen Klopp could consider Joe Gomez for the position.

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Take a look at a preview of this weekend’s Premier League matches, as Manchester United take on Everton, Chelsea face Southampton and title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City meet at Anfield.

Manchester City have no fresh injury concerns following their Champions League trip to Paris St Germain in midweek.

Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko remain on the sidelines with thigh and calf injuries respectively.

Manager Pep Guardiola is hopeful both players will be fit to return after the international break.

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Liverpool vs Man City is live on Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm; kick-off 4.30pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from the 3-3 draw between Brentford and Liverpool in the Premier League.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City's win against Chelsea in the Premier League.

Jones Knows' prediction

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Pep Guardiola reveals Jurgen Klopp's teams have made him 'a better manager' ahead of Manchester City's game against Liverpool on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

A fixture to get the pulse racing. This modern-day rivalry between two sensational football teams is now the jewel in the Premier League crown. Usually fixtures of this magnitude and importance tend to steer me away from having a strong opinion as the markets are very well informed and the game can be settled by such fine margins. However, I think Manchester City are a backable price here at 6/4 with Sky Bet. I'm taking the best defence in the league to shut down what is perceived to be the best attack.

I'm surprised the injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold hasn't affected the price for an away win more. He is absolutely pivotal for the way Liverpool construct their attacking patterns.

No Premier League player has created more chances than Alexander-Arnold this season. He has created 21 chances which is the joint-most along with Bruno Fernandes, despite the Liverpool man playing 90 minutes less. He has also played at least 14 more passes into the box than any other Premier League player. Jamie Carragher is right: he is a playmaker down the right flank.


His absence should be just as important as if City were missing Kevin de Bruyne or Chelsea were without Romelu Lukaku, yet City's price for an away win hasn't been affected too much.

Even if Liverpool had their fabulous full-back, I'd still be interested in City shutting them out, so without him, my punting juices are fully flowing as this City defence is a beast.

Chelsea failed to register a single shot on target vs City last weekend and this defence now hasn't conceded in the league since the opening day defeat to Tottenham. This is the bedrock for my interest in the 6/4 for an away win but I'm going fishing for a bigger price. With Ruben Dias in the City team, 21 of their 28 wins (75 per cent) have been without conceding a goal. Therefore, with Liverpool's main creative force in the stands, the jump from 6/4 to 7/2 with Sky Bet for City to win without conceding is too juicy to pass up and is worth some serious interest.


BETTING ANGLE: Manchester City to win to nil (7/2 with Sky Bet)

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explains what it takes to beat Manchester City, ahead of Sunday's clash between the sides live on Sky Sports.
  • Liverpool haven't lost consecutive league games against Manchester City since a run of four between 1935 and 1937, going down 4-1 the last time the sides met in February.
  • Manchester City won this exact fixture 4-1 last season, ending a run of 17 away league games without a win at Liverpool (D5 L12). The Citizens haven't won consecutive league games at Anfield since January 1953.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last seven Premier League games against reigning champions (D2 L4), beating Manchester City 3-1 at home in their own title winning campaign of 2019-20.
  • Liverpool are the only side still unbeaten in the Premier League this season (W4 D2), while the Reds have also netted more goals than any other side this term (15). However, Man City have conceded the fewest goals so far in 2021-22 (1), keeping a clean sheet in each of their last five games.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in 16 league games (W12 D4), the longest current run without defeat in the top four tiers of English football. However, the Reds conceded more goals in their 3-3 draw at Brentford last time out than they had in their previous eight league games combined (2).
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