01 October 2021, 16:49 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Liverpool F.C. vs. Manchester City F.C., kicks off at 16:30 (GMT+1) on Sunday, October 3 at Anfield. Referee Paul Tierney will be in charge while the assistants, Lee Betts, and Constantine Hatzidakis will give a helping hand. Stuart Attwell will be the VAR.
Preview Liverpool Premier League, Oct 3, 2021
Preview Liverpool kept their 100%-winning start in the UEFA Champions League intact after Tuesday's 5-1 thrashing of FC Porto at the Estádio do Dragão. Red-hot-form Mohamed Salah (18' & 60') bagged a brace alongside Roberto Firmino (77' & 81') in the comfortable win on European soil. Last weekend, Liverpool were only able to earn a point in a 3-3 draw against the Premier League newcomers, Brentford, - restoring parity before having their lead nullified twice. The result leaves Liverpool with their second draw in five games: WDWWD, and in 1st place, having picked up 14 points after 4W, 2D, & 0L. An average of 2.5 goals per game keeps the Reds at the top with 15 goals in six Premier League games. The numbers leave Liverpool with a G.D. of +11. Jurgen Klopp would take a cue from City's performance against Chelsea as he looks to unlock the secret of the high pressing game which saw the champions keep the Blues in their own half and without a single shot on target. Klopp had a few words for 007's Daniel Craig earlier today [Friday], denouncing the role, while re-iterating the quality of Pep Guardiola's side in his press conference ahead of Sunday's game. A 4—3—3 with the familiar trio in attack is expected. Mohamed Salah shares the top spot on the Premier League goal scorers' list with five goals and has been directly involved in six goals after five appearances against the Sky-Blues on home turf across all competitions. - Scoring four and assisting two, 4G, & 2A. Trent Alexander-Arnold is ruled out alongside Thiago Alcantara for this game against Manchester City.
Preview Manchester City Premier League, Oct 3, 2021
Preview With a point adrift of Liverpool, Manchester City occupies 2nd place in the Premier League table while having 13 points after 4W, 1D, & 1L. The Cityzens return after Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to PSG in the UEFA Champions League. Last weekend, Pep's side took the honours in handing Chelsea their first defeat of the season. The 1-0 win over the Blues leaves City unbeaten in five games ahead of this fixture against Liverpool: WWWDW. A happy Pep spoke about his side's performance over the past few weeks. The way we played the last two games makes me so satisfied with what we have done, he said in his interview ahead of Sunday's game. The 50-year-old expects a similar performance on Sunday. He could emerge with the 4—3—3 formation against Liverpool, which could feature Sterling in the middle of attack. City's Raheem Sterling has scored in two of his last three Premier League matches against his former club, Liverpool.