Liverpool predicted lineup vs Manchester City, Premier league Gameweek 8: Preview and injury news
Liverpool travel to the Etihad stadium this weekend to take on Manchester City in gameweek 8 of the Premier League. Alley Sport provides you with the Liverpool predicted lineup and Manchester City team news for the much awaited league encounter.
The Reds have soared to the top of the Premier League table despite early setbacks, while Manchester City find themselves 5 points adrift of them, albeit with a game in hand. For the winner, there is more at stake than the 3 points on offer. Apart from the bragging rights, an early psychological advantage over their title rival would go a long way in deciding fine margins.
If the season was to come as close as the 2018/19 one did, then encounters between the two clubs would surely play a massive part in crowning the winner. Here’s our Liverpool predicted lineup vs Manchester City:
Manchester City vs Liverpool, Match Preview
Liverpool come into this game in fine form. After controversially dropping points and losing van Dijk to an injury against Everton, the Reds have won their last 5 matches in all competitions. This includes 3 wins in the UEFA Champions League, and two 2-1 wins in the Premier League.
In their last 4 league matches, Manchester City have dropped points in two; against Leeds United and West Ham United. Aside from the occasional slip-up in the Premier League, The Citizens have dominated in their UEFA Champions League group, winning all 3 of their group matches.
Liverpool and Manchester City team news and injury update
For Liverpool, midfielder Fabinho Tavares, superstar defender Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are unavailable for selection. Star signings Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota are both doubtful to start after recovering from knocks. The Liverpool predicted lineup has been formulated on the basis of these injury news.
For Manchester City, star striker Sergio Aguero, midfield lynchpin Fernandinho, and left-back Benjamin Mendy will be out of the matchday squad.
Both teams have no players out through suspension, and are expected to field their strongest possible side in a match being labeled as an early ‘title decider’.
Liverpool predicted lineup versus Manchester City
Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Manchester City predicted lineup (4-3-3): Ederson Moraes; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden; Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Bernardo Silva
Alley Sport prediction: A tightly fought 0-0 draw. Both teams know they miss key players and there’s too much at stake to risk a defeat. Here is how gameweek 8 pans out in the Premier League this weekend.
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