Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in a huge Premier League fixture on Saturday.
While it may not be as significant as past seasons when the two were going toe-to-toe for the title, it’s a game that could still have a huge impact on both of their seasons.
City are hunting down Arsenal at the top of the table and a victory would go a long way to closing that gap.
It’s all set up to be a cracking affair…
Chasing The Title
City’s league form has been solid since their 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest back in mid-February, a minor fumble in their hunt for yet another Premier League title.
But Arsenal don’t look to be slowing down. Pep Guardiola and his team currently sit eight points behind the Gunners with a game in hand. All they can do is keep winning games and maintain the pressure.
City’s last Premier League win was no walk in the park and took an Erling Haaland penalty to eventually get past Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Will they carry that goal-scoring form into this game?
Liverpool’s up-and-down, rollercoaster of a season rolls on with Jürgen Klopp’s men still struggling to find any consistency.
The 7-0 battering of their old-enemies Manchester United was followed up with another poor performance and another bad defeat.
A 1-0 loss away to Bournemouth thanks to a goal from Phillip Billing brought the Reds crashing back down to earth.
This was followed by a 1-0 defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu to Real Madrid, confirming their exit from the Champions League with a resounding 6-2 aggregate score.
Klopp’s boys have shown signs that they’re still the force they once were, but a difficult season has left them playing catch up for the top spots.
In the reverse fixture, it was Liverpool that ran out the winners at Anfield. Mohamed Salah latching onto Alisson’s long-range kick to slide home the winner.
Form and consistency will have the home side as favourites, here. While not at their scintillating best for most of this season, City have still been strong and they’re well in the title race.
That being said, whilst they’ve struggled against the lower-half teams, Liverpool’s record against the top teams has been good, with wins over Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham, as well as a draw with Chelsea.
But City’s recent form combined with Liverpool’s difficulties have us believing there’ll be only one winner. We’re going with a 3-1 City home win.
With the game kicking-off bright and early at 12.30, how do you see this one playing out? Let us know over on the socials and keep it locked into @JDFootball for all the latest!
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JD Football | November 21, 2023