We have another Super Sunday ahead of us and in what better way could we leave another period of league football ahead of an international break than with Liverpool against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. This is THE game we’ve all been waiting for.
With 31 points from 33 that were up for grabs, it’s the Red Machine from Merseyside that sits top of the table in Premier League after eleven games. Last season was a head-to-head-race with Manchester City where the “Citizens” in the end lifted the Premier League trophy with 98 points ahead of Liverpool’s 97 but with Manchester City, six points behind already The Reds are hoping to see a switch at the top this coming May.
You could argue that Liverpool is yet to get it all going and finding their top gear and the highest level of performances but their record still speaks volume. Ten wins from eleven games in the Premier League, three from four in Europe, while also reaching the Carabao Cup quarter-final and having won the European Super Cup back in August against Chelsea.
Liverpool have been transformed under the guidance of Jürgen Klopp and even if the Champions League win in Madrid this summer was a huge milestone the German knows that it’s the Premier League trophy which the Anfield faithful’s have been dreaming about for decades.
Sitting six points ahead of Manchester City in the league ahead of Sunday and will be very interesting to see how Jürgen Klopp and his Liverpool side will face this game. Will they see it as the opportunity to more or less cut City of already by going for the win and a nine (!) point gap already? Or will they minimize the risks to ensure that City can’t close the gap to three?
Pep Guardiola will, of course, face the same tough decisions to take and knowing that the two teams don’t go head-to-head with each other in the league again until April next year at The Etihad, this could be the one chance he has to close the gap before it’s too late. Still, he will also be remembered that Manchester City did close a gap on seven points last season and that six still will be doable… This will be a game where two masterminds will have to prove their worth.
Liverpool’s line up will pretty much write itself with Dejan Lovren in to replace the injured Joel Matip along Virgil van Dijk with the only doubt in midfield where Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might have pushed his way into the starting line-up after a handful of great displays. The normal midfield would be Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson in front of Fabinho but don’t be too surprised if The Ox is picked ahead of either Gini or Jordan.
For Manchester City, there are major doubts on Rodri and David Silva, while Laporte, Sané and Zinchenko are ruled out. Ederson had to be subbed at half time against Atalanta in the Champions League during mid-week but we should be expecting the Brazilian international to be fit and ready for their trip to Anfield.
Fernandinho has been used as a central defender during the absence of Laporte and Stones but against Liverpool, we’d expect Pep to want his warrior-skills in midfield instead. Expected to start there with Gündogan and De Bruyne, while Bernardo Silva moves into the attacking line with former Liverpool son Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero. To find other best betting tips check our dedicated section.
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The Argentinian has had limited time on the pitch lately but always fancies himself against Liverpool. He has scored in three of the latest five games between the teams in the Premier League and we are with that in mind also backing him to get one on Sunday.
He will enjoy finding the space around Dejan Lovren and should be able to hurt the Liverpool defence with his pace, especially when both Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold loves moving forward to contribute in the attacks.
We’re backing Sergio Aguero as Anytime Goalscorer at 8/5.
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Even though you could argue that both teams could be happy with a draw here it’s just not in the DNA’s of either Klopp or Pep to walk out on the pitch with that attitude. We might see a nervous first twenty minutes or so, but as soon as the first duels are shared and the crowd gets going this game will be nothing but quiet.
We’re also backing Over 3,5 Goals at 33/20 as we think this will be a game where both teams at the end of the day brings their best ways of football to the party and it will be something special for us as spectators to enjoy.
Liverpool might have struggled to find their absolute best ways of playing and you could argue there should be more to be proved by a player like Mo Salah. But this Liverpool side is a collective unit that together finds their ways to victories. They’ve been on the verge of dropped points against Manchester United, Spurs, Leicester and Aston Villa over the last couple of weeks but always found their way back to – at least – grab a draw like at Old Trafford, but in most cases even go on to win it.
With that in mind we are having a last bet for anyone wanting to add an extra dimension to this amazing game that we can expect. With goals for both sides and a Liverpool team that comes out on top in the end we are having a cheeky bet on the Correct Score market, backing Liverpool To Win 3-2 at 26/1.
This is of course on a different level compared to otherwise well-scouted bets and should be backed only by anyone sharing the feeling of a game of goals at Anfield. We have to remember that City haven’t won in the Premier League at Anfield since 2003 and Liverpool haven’t lost a league game here since April 2017. We think that both those records will still be there when we wake up on Monday.