Liverpool vs Manchester CityEnglish Premier League, KO: 16:30 Oct 3, 2021, Anfield
A HEAVYWEIGHT Sunday cracker sees champions Manchester City visit Liverpool with both sides desperate to lay down a title marker.
Something will have to give here with both teams guarding their own impressive stats – Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 16 Premier League games and City have won 14 of their last 16 away matches in the league.
However, they are entering the game with contrasting Champions League midweek fortunes. Liverpool travelled to their favourite venue in the world and thrashed Porto yet again 5-1 this time – they'd previously won 4-1 and 5-0 at the same venue.
But City put a lot of effort into dominating possession against the star-studded men of PSG only to have nothing to show for it in a chastising 2-0 defeat thanks to a spot of Lionel Messi magic.
With a passionate Anfield crowd behind them, Jurgen Klopp will be confident his men can take a major step towards winning their title back and this will be a real test for City's defence of the crown.
And there are numerous conundrums for both managers with selection decisions. It all adds up to a fascinating Merseyside showdown.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
Last season, City's comprehensively triumphed at Anfield for the first time since 2003 in Pep Guardiola's first away win at Liverpool as a manager, Their 4-1 win was a personal nightmare for Liverpool keeper Allison as can be seen below.
The other match finished 1-1 at the Etihad.
Players to watch
Mo Salah is in imperious form for Liverpool at the moment and his double in Portugal in midweek took his tally to eight goals from eight games this season. He's bang on it at the moment and the 8/5 with BetVictor looks value.
Gabriel Jesus has looked dangerous for City this season and has scored three times including a winner last week at Chelsea. He will have his backers at 5/2 with Mansionbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Liverpool have scored two goals or more in ten out of 11 games so far this season and their attack-attack-attack policy could work here against a City side who haven't quite clicked yet.
City may very well have a lot of the ball, but the hosts will feel confident of picking them off. There surely has to be goals too, but the general 4/7 for both teams to score is very short.
Given it's first v second on the corners table – Liverpool have won 63 and City 60 in six league games, it's something of a surprise to see a generous 10/11 from Paddy Power on over 10.5 corners. This should be an end-to-end cracker.
This English Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City will be played on Oct 3, 2021 and kick off at 16:30. Check below for our tipsters best Liverpool vs Manchester City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.