It’s a potentially title-winning Premier League clash between current champions Manchester City and 2020 winners Liverpool on Sunday. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Where and when is it running?
Sunday’s game will be played at Etihad Stadium with kick-off at 4:30pm. Just a point separates the two after Liverpool pared a 14-point deficit to the minimum since February.
Where can I see the game?
The game will be streamed live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event. Reporting begins at 4 p.m. The game will also be streamed live via the Sky Go app.
What is the head-to-head balance?
The clubs first met on 16 September 1893, when Man City were still playing under the Ardwick AFC name in a game that ended 1-0 with Liverpool.
Overall, this will be the 219th meeting between the two, with Liverpool having won 105 and City 58 so far. There were 55 draws.
What’s new from the team?
Both sides were in the Champions League on Tuesday and escaped without fresh injury concerns in their respective victories against Atletico Madrid and Benfica. Once the pre-match press conferences are held, we’ll bring you more up-to-date team news.
What can I read about under construction on Independent.ie?
“It’s not so much how you improve against what is arguably the best group of attacking players in European football, but why? If you already know four of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota won’t go in three, is it absolutely necessary to spend £37m (€44m) on a fifth?
Luiz Diaz was at his best again against Benfica and Mark Critchley has that role at Liverpool’s ‘fifth Beatle’.
Former Ireland internationals John Aldridge and Jason McAteer have opened up about why the league is the most important trophy for their former club as they near a potential quadruple.
Manchester City defender John Stones has downplayed the importance of the game.
And the club will unveil a statue of former striker Sergio Aguero next month to mark the 10th anniversary of his goal to win the title against QPR.
What are the match odds?
Man City are favorites at 19/20, Liverpool at 5/2 and the draw at 13/5.
What do the two camps say?
“I was a bit worried about this game. Honestly, with all due respect, more than the Liverpool game. I know how our people and our players will be against Liverpool.
“But here after the international break to come back, just a training session together.
“Ten days off, you never know. So I’m really happy about the win and looking forward to continuing the fight against Liverpool.”
“If we win against City, which is difficult enough, I don’t think anyone would think ‘this is it, decided’ based on the quality of the opponent.
“We are now playing against the best team in the world, but we will try anyway.
“Everyone knows the importance of the next game but after that game there will be another game in a different competition but also in the Premier League.
“If you can’t finish first you want to finish second, if you’re behind you want to get closer, if you’re close you want to overtake.
“This is the situation and we will try properly.”
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