- 1 Liverpool Vs Manchester City Match Preview: 3/3/2016 Premier League
Liverpool Vs Manchester City: The 6th placed Reds face Manchester City who are 4th in the EPL table on 3rd March 2016 (IST).
The English giants face each other second time in just 4 days, but this time, they are locking horns in the Premier League. Manchester City tasted the last blood as they beaten their local rivals in the Capital One Cup Finals on penalties. Jurgen Klopp’s men had a better game but their lack of accuracy in the final third cost them the game.
The German is entering the game with new hopes of beating the Citizens this time and a victory is a must needed one for the Reds to keep their chances of a Champions League spot alive. For City, the game can turn out to be a title decider as they aim to shorten the point gap to League Leaders Leicester City.
Liverpool Vs Manchester City Match Preview: 3/3/2016 Premier League
The Reds were enjoying a fine run of form since Jurgen Klopp took over and are unbeaten in their last five games except the penalty defeat to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final. On the contrary, Manchester City have lost three out of their last five games in all competitions. City have gained some confidence back after the Capital One Cup victory and manager Manuel Pellegrini wished to sign off with the English Premier League title.
Liverpool Squad News
Liverpool have no fresh injury concerns, but defender martin Skrtel is not yer ready to start for the Reds. Adam Lallana played an hour against City in the last game and is ready to start the game. Dejan Lovren is not yet 100% fit, but Mamadou Sakho’s head injury may sideline him and Lovren may get his start.
Daniel Sturridge enjoyed a good game and is returning to his potential best after spending most of this season on the sidelines due to injuries. Roberto Firminho, Philippe Coutinho are a threat to Reds’ opponents and the presence of James Milner in the middle provides experience and versatility.
Liverpool’s expected Starting XI for Liverpool Vs Manchester City
Simon Mignolet, Nathanial Clyne, Kolo Toure, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson, Philipe Coutinho, Roberto Firminho, Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke.
Manchester City Squad News
Joe Hart is expected to return to the starting XI after missing out the cup final last on Sunday. The major problem for Manchester City this season is injuries to key players. Kevin de Bryune, Samir Nasri are out of the squad, David Silva have sustained a small injury in his last game which may sideline him. Yaya Toure will also not start the game probably as he limped off the field in the Capital One Cup final and did not strain himself much while the team was celebrating the victory.
City’s title hopes are on ropes after their struggles in the last months, but the Capital One Cup victory gave them a new confidence. Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful that his team can win the League title this season amid not being one of the favorites to clinch the title. Leicester City and Tottenham are the top 2 favorites to win EPL this season, but Pellegrini is hopeful that his team can upset the top 2 and win the league.
Manchester City’s expected Starting XI for Liverpool Vs Manchester City
Joe Hart, Bacary Sagna, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero.
Liverpool Vs Manchester City Match Prediction
The visitors will find it difficult to break Liverpool if David Silva misses out from the start. Raheem Sterling’s finishing ability is a big concern for City against Liverpool in the last game, but the English youngster is always a threat up front. Liverpool have to rely on Roberto Firminho and Daniel Sturridge to provide the goals and they will definitely miss Martin Skrtel to keep Sergio Aguero shut.
Though City won the Capital One Cup final, they did not create much threat to Liverpool in the game and relied mostly on counters. In short, the team who play more CLINICAL football will have the upper hand.
Liverpool Vs Manchester City Live Streaming
Mobile users can use the official Star live stream application to enjoy the game and Hotstar can also be used if you prefer low quality and less data consumption.
For PC users, the StarSports.com is the best source to watch the game live but it will have a time lag upto 10 minutes maximum. Other sites who provide live streaming are Sky Sports, Stream2u.com, Ronaldo7.com. Some of the sites may require authorised registration to avail the live stream.