Liverpool welcome leaders Manchester City in a marquee clash to reignite slimmer hopes of defending the Premier League title.
Liverpool are on the back of two consecutive home defeats are set to welcome title favorites Manchester City to Anfield. Runaway leaders City, who have not won at Anfield since 2003 come into this fixture on the back of 13 consecutive wins, with their best chance of claiming success this time around. Over the years this has always been the fixture to look forward to in the calendar.
A potential win against the Sky Blues could reignite Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title after winning it last season in a grand manner. However, a loss for the Reds could possibly bring an end to their attempt to defend their title.
Having said that, Klopp is expected to play his strongest eleven that is available as the Merseyside club continues to be plagued by several injuries this season.
Alisson Becker will keep his place in goal following stellar performances in the past fortnight. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson will start in their respective full-back positions providing the usual endeavor and thrust down the flanks. Captain Jordan Henderson will partner along with Fabinho to form the centre-back partnership as they look to keep in form City attack at bay.
Thiago Alcantara is still looking for his first home league win this season and will anchor the midfield. Georginio Wijnaldum who had a disappointing outing last time out hopes to turn it around this evening. James Milner is expected to complete the midfield trio which will look to thwart the Sky Blues of crucial possession in the engine room.
Roberto Firmino has an excellent record against Manchester City and will play in tandem with his usual partners in crime, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. The front three will look to make most of the counter-attacking chances in the match. Liverpool’s front three who has so often been the thorn in City’s armor will hope to repeat the trick once again.