Jurgen Klopp’s side sits 14 points off the top of the table heading into this weekend as this is their worst-ever start to a season under the German coach as he has already ruled them out of the title race. Last weekend Klopp celebrated his seventh anniversary at Liverpool, but they lost 3-2 at Arsenal and three more key players to injuries. That said, the 7-1 hammering of Rangers in the UEFA Champions League in midweek proved how dangerous the Reds could be when it all clicks into place.
Pep Guardiola’s City looks incredibly slick this season as they’re the only PL side to remain unbeaten, and they sit one point behind first-place Arsenal. They reached the UEFA Champions League last 16 with two group games to spare, and they even rested goal machine Erling Haaland in midweek to prepare for this huge clash. After winning four of the last five Premier League titles on offer (pipping Liverpool by just one point last season), it seems like this is City’s league to lose as this dynasty got even stronger over the summer.
Liverpool is winless in their last five Premier League games against Manchester City (D3 L2) – they’ve never gone six without a win against the Citizens in their league history.
Manchester City has picked up four points from their last two Premier League away games against Liverpool, just one fewer than they’d earned in their 17 visits to Anfield (D5 L12). They’re looking to remain unbeaten in three consecutive away league games against the Reds for the first time since December 1992.