While a 7-1 win away at Rangers in the Champions League will undoubtedly have raised confidence for Jurgen Klopp’s side, there’s little doubt they have underperformed this season and go into the game already 13 points behind City.
Still, as good as the champions have been at times, they trail Arsenal at the top of the Premier League and have shown signs of some sort of defensive weakness, the kind Liverpool definitely have the quality to exploit.
It’s easy to forget that Klopp’s side have already beaten City this season and have the intangible Anfield factor playing in their favour. Two era-defining Premier League teams, Sunday’s game is a must-watch occasion.
Here is everything you need to know…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Liverpool vs Manchester City is scheduled for a 4.30pm BST kick-off time on Sunday October 16, 2022.
Anfield in Liverpool will host the match
Where to watch Liverpool vs Man City
TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports ULTRA HDR, with coverage starting at 4pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game online via the Sky Go app.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates via Standard Sport’s dedicated live match blog.
Liverpool vs Man City team news
Both Andy Robertson and Thiago Alcantara were on the bench for the trip to Ibrox and could return to the starting lineup here, while Mohamed Salah was also offered a slight rest before his stunning quick hat-trick.
Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold are out, along with Luis Diaz, meaning Joe Gomez and Diogo Jota are likely to start. Ibrahima Konate is reportedly a doubt with a minor muscle injury.
Klopp was coy when asked on Friday if there are any injury problems following the win over Rangers. “We have to see,” he said. “There are no final decisions yet.”
For City, Erling Haaland was rested for the midweek draw with Copenhagen and is fit to start alongside Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva, who themselves had to deal with concerns over fatigue.
“They feel good, they are ready for Sunday,” confirmed the City boss.
England trio John Stones, Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips, however, remain injured.
Liverpool vs Man City prediction
The temptation, of course, would be to suggest that Haaland and company will run riot over a Liverpool defence that have flattered to deceive this season.
Still, with some key players game and Liverpool rising to the occasion so many times over the years, it’d be foolish to bet against them.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool wins: 107
Manchester City wins: 58