Can Liverpool Stop City’s Unbeaten Run?

Liverpool welcome Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten Manchester City to Anfield on Sunday but can Jurgen Klopp’s team be the spanner in the works? City don’t exactly have the best of records at L4 and it’s no secret that the Reds play better against open, attacking sides.

Nicolas Anelka penalty
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I honestly think we’re going to beat them, I very often am overly optimistic in a jokey, rose-tinted manner but I genuinely think we’re getting those three points this weekend. I just can’t shake the feeling and I’ll definitely be popping a couple of quid on a 3-2 victory. I can just picture it now, Mo Salah in the dying moments nets the winner…

Enough about what I think though, what do the previous fixtures say? Well, the last time the two sides met in September was a day to forget for Liverpool, City put five goals past the Reds without return and to make things worse, Sadio Mane was sent off.

The last fixture at Anfield in December 2016 ended more positively with a 1-0 win to the home side thanks to an early Gini Wijnaldum goal. Over the past 10 meetings between the two sides at Anfield in the league, Liverpool have won on six occasions and there have been four draws. 

In fact, to find a City win at Anfield in the league, we have to go way back to 2003. Milan Baros scored for the Reds but two penalties from Nicolas Anelka, one on the 90th minute of the game, sealed the win for the away side. This is Manchester City’s only win at Anfield since 1981.

Injuries for this match mean Liverpool are still without Henderson, Clyne, Moreno and Sturridge. The latter of whom is highly linked with a move away from the club this January. For City, Vincent Kompany is still unavailable and a doubt remains over the fitness of Jesus.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!




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Source: The Liver Bird