Manchester City journey to Merseyside to face Liverpool within the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
After the golf equipment drew 2-2 final April, only one level might separate them over the earlier 4 seasons of Premier League soccer. However, heading into Sunday’s showdown, Manchester City have pulled 14 factors away from the Reds on this interval.
Here’s the lineup Pep Guardiola could deploy to widen the hole additional.
GK: Ederson – The Brazilian has conceded extra objectives in opposition to Liverpool (19) than another membership in his senior profession.
RB: Manuel Akanji – The versatile arrival from Borussia Dortmund has been a part of 4 clear sheets in his first six video games for the membership.
CB: Ruben Dias – Before the 2018 World Cup, he vowed: “I’m assured in my tactical and technical means, and I need to attain the highest.” Dias has since received the league in Portugal and England whereas claiming worldwide silverware together with his nation on the Nations League. Mission achieved.
CB: Nathan Ake – With Aymeric Laporte nonetheless being eased again to full health, Guardiola could plump for Ake as his left-footed member of the back-four.
LB: Joao Cancelo – The omnipresent full-back leads the league for touches, passes and carries. Cancelo has extra of the ball than anybody else in a group that craves possession greater than another.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – Growing up as a Liverpool fan, De Bruyne idolised Michael Owen.
CM: Rodri – The all-seeing midfield pivot surprisingly hasn’t been stunned by Liverpool’s struggles this season.
CM: Bernardo Silva – Manchester City’s rivalry with Liverpool is usually accused of being too cordial – although Bernardo has accomplished his greatest to bitter relations with the Reds fanbase through the years, culminating with a Tweet which branded the Merseyside supporters “pathetic” in 2020.
RW: Phil Foden – With objectives in his earlier two Premier League journeys to Anfield, Foden might turn out to be simply the third participant within the competitors’s historical past to seek out the web at Liverpool’s house in three straight matches this weekend (after the odd couple of Andrew Cole and Christian Benteke) (per BBC).
ST: Erling Haaland – Since misfiring in opposition to Liverpool within the Community Shield, the goalmonger has scored in each match away from house for City – together with a record-breaking 4 on the spin within the Premier League.
LW: Jack Grealish – The former Aston Villa captain is the one participant in Premier League historical past to have been straight concerned in 5 objectives in a single recreation in opposition to Liverpool.