PREVIEW: Manchester City vs. Liverpool – Reds Can Aid Arsenal, Injuries, and Scores
Manchester City, the defending Premier League champions, will host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
They have been competing for the title in recent years, but their distance has grown.
City, who still have a game in hand, are eight points behind leaders Arsenal, while the Reds need a win to revive their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Updates from both teams
Manchester City will be without Phil Foden, who had surgery, and Erling Haaland, who will be assessed for fitness before the game.
Walker, Dias, Stones, and Ake are expected to start for Pep Guardiola’s defense, with Gundogan and Rodri in midfield.
De Bruyne will start at No. 10, while Bernardo Silva could start on the attacking wing ahead of Mahrez, Grealish will play on the other wing, and Haaland, if fit, will play at No. 9.
Thiago Alcantara, Calvin Ramsay, Stefan Bajcetic, and Joe Gomez are out for Jurgen Klopp’s side, but Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez have returned to full training.
Elliott is expected to play in midfield alongside Henderson and Fabinho, with Nunez and Cody Gakpo joining Mohamed Salah in attack.
Man City (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Gundogan; Silva, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez
Competition: Premier League
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Time: 12:30pm GMT
Referee: Simon Hooper