Manchester City – Liverpool
Manchester City welcome Liverpool in Sundays massive clash. Liverpool’s form has been solid through the last couple of weeks, while City are licking their wounds after the huge disappointment in Monaco.
City’s fixture congestion continues, as it’s only four days since they lost at France. This is the sixth game in 18 days for the home side and it’s safe to say the team can’t be at full strength. Pep Guardiola hasn’t rotated his squad and a home clash at Liverpool at hand he’ll certainly play his favored XI. But players aren’t robots, as Guardiola could find out today.
Jurgen Klopp doesn’t have the burden of FA Cup or European fixtures. His squad is very thin, as Liverpool bench is easily the weakest of the top six teams. However, today this won’t matter as much, as The Reds are only playing one game per week and Klopp doesn’t have major injury concerns. Sure, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge will miss the game, but Emre Can is a fine replacement for Hendo, and the latter can’t be trusted to stay injury-free on a trip to Tesco. Roberto Firmino is set to return from his injury which cost him the game against Burnley. However, off-form Philippe Coutinho needs to step up his game.
Manchester City – Liverpool prediction
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