Liverpool LIV Mané (59'), Salah (76')
2-2 FT
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Man City MCI Foden (69'), De Bruyne (81')
Premier League Gameweek 7
Oct 3, 2021 KO: 15:30

Liverpool - Man City

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Paul Tierney
Mané 59'  
  69' Foden
Salah 76'  
  81' De Bruyne

Match preview

How Liverpool and Man City could line up in Premier League clash

It is perhaps the biggest game of the season so far in the Premier League as the last two champions battle at Anfield

Liverpool take on Manchester City on Sunday in a match that, even this early in the season, could have Premier League title ramifications.

The showdown at Anfield will feature the last two Premier League champions, with Manchester City clawing back their title from Liverpool in the 2020/21 season.

Jurgen Klopp will be without Trent Alexander-Arnold who will not be available until after the international break.

The England right-back joins Thiago and Harvey Elliott on the sidelines, which means James Milner will likely be asked to continue in the back four alongside Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.

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Naby Keita is close to full fitness again but Klopp will continue with a midfield three of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Curtis Jones.

In attack, the German must also decide whether to put Roberto Firmino or Diogo Jota up top with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

For this one, Firmino might get the nod.

Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, will likely continue with his back four of Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo, though John Stones is also pushing to be involved.

Gundogan is unlikely to feature which could mean a midfield three of Bernardo Silva, Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne.

Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling started the loss against Paris Saint-Germain and didn't really impress, so Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden might be asked to step in.

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  Average Match Rating  
6.9
  Home  
7.0
6.9
  Away  
6.6
6.9
  Total  
6.8

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Man City
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
13
Draws
5
1
Losses
1
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
47
45
Goals Per Game
2.35
2.25
More > 2.5 Goals
13
10
More > 3 Goals
5
7
Scored First in a Match
12
11
Scored Both Halves
13
8
Won More > 1 Goal
11
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
16
19
Did Not Score
1
5
Both Teams Scored
10
7
Kept Clean Sheet
10
9
Won Without Conceding
9
8
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
781
804
Possession
60
60
Passes
587
635
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
20
17
Shots on Target
7.00
5.50
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.13
Crosses
21
16
Offsides
2.24
2.11
Penalties
0.05
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.45
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
16
13
Interceptions
8.27
6.50
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
15
11
Total Shots Conceded
9.75
8.75
Shots on Target Conceded
3.80
3.31
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
10
Yellow Cards
1.00
1.55
Red Cards
0.00
0.10

Injuries

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  3. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  4. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  5. Ankle/Foot Injury image description

Suspended

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