Steven Mcinerney’s Match Preview: Manchester City vs Liverpool

Up next for Manchester City is a visit from second-place Liverpool to the Etihad. The game will be the opening Premier League fixture of the weekend. It will see two familiar rivals face off in what appears to be a renewal of the Premier League’s biggest rivalry in the past five years.

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney previews what promises to be another classic encounter. With the two sides sitting first and second on the Premier League table, there will be plenty at stake for both sides.

How will Pep Guardiola line up against Jurgen Klopp’s side? The Manchester City squad was faced with several injury concerns over the international break. Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones and Mateo Kovacic will all definitely miss the game through injury. Erling Haaland and Nathan Ake both trained and Thursday and appear available for the game. Emerson and Matheus Nunes are the other two City players in doubt due to injury concerns.

Pep Guardiola was in a defiant mood pre-game. He told the media if Manchester City were relegated due to the charges they face from the Premier League he would likely stay at the club. If history is any guide when Pep makes a strong statement pre-game his team usually follows suit. Will Manchester City follow their manager’s lead and lift for the clash with Liverpool?

Jurgen Klopp’s side will head to the Etihad looking to halt Manchester City’s 23-game winning streak at home. A win for City would see them equal Sunderland’s record of 24 consecutive home wins set in 1891/92. Klopp’s side will provide a stern test for the European champions given their resurgence this season.

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney previews today’s big game which promises to be another thrilling chapter in the Manchester City/Liverpool rivalry.

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