Manchester City host Liverpool this afternoon in the biggest game of the Premier League season so far.
Liverpool are chasing an unprecedented quadruple this season after having won the Carabao Cup in February and 10 Premier League wins in a row since January has seen Jurgen Klopp’s side close the gap to leaders City to just one point.
Pep Guardiola’s team have aspirations of a treble as they look to defend their Premier League crown and win a first Champions League title. Liverpool and City also meet in the semi-finals of the FA Cup next week and could face each other if they both reach the Champions League final at the end of May.
The stakes have rarely been higher and the Premier League title race in the 2018-19 season shows how tight the margins are. With City winning the title that season by one point, it shows how important victory could be for both of these teams this afternoon with just seven games of the season remaining.
Here’s everything you need to know before the match today.
When is Manchester City vs Liverpool?
The match will kick off at 4:30pm BST on Sunday 10 April.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage of the game starting from 4pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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Manchester City have only one injury absence, although it is a key one in the shape of Ruben Dias. Kyle Walker, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish could come into the starting team from Tuesday’s win over Atletico Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp has said Liverpool have a fully-fit squad and expects everyone to be available for the trip to City. Fabinho has recovered from the cut to the head he suffered in the win against Benfica on Tuesday and is “fine”. Joel Matip could replace Ibrahima Konate from Tuesday’s team while Jordan Henderson will likely replace Naby Keita in midfield.
The form of Liverpool’s forwards poses Klopp a selection headache for his starting front three. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will surely start but Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino have all impressed in recent games.
Manchester City: Edison; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Grealish, Foden, Mahrez
Liverpool: Allison; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Manchester City: Evens
Manchester City have such a good record when scoring first and it feels like an opening goal for the hosts could be decisive, unlike when Liverpool took the lead twice at Anfield earlier this season. Kevin De Bruyne is the in-form City player but for Liverpool the return of Trent Alexander-Arnold, who missed the reverse fixture, could be key. We could be set for a thriller decided by attacking brilliance. Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool