|I expect to see some antics from him on Sunday...|
Jamie Carragher is back to full fitness again for Liverpool and is expected to be on the bench again tomorrow for the Reds. Steven Gerrard still isn't back after suffering an ankle infection.
For Manchester City they have no injury worries but of course there will be no sight of Carlos Tevez who is wondering around Argentina, trying to get a deal with Milan, refusing to involve himself in football; ever again, something like that.
The last two clashes between the two sides have been complete opposites of each other. In April this year Liverpool put three past City with no return and Andy Carroll on the score sheet but in August 2010 it was City who got the better of us keeping a clean sheet and putting three past Pepe Reina.
For the last time City won at Anfield however, we have to go all the way back to 2003. There have been two draws in the time since then at Anfield.
I don't need to point out to an intelligent group of people such as yourselves the immediate problems we will face on Sunday against the City side but i would like to point out Silva. His ability to maintain that link between defence and attack has been phenomenal of late and he's a nightmare to deal with in the box. The Liverpool defence however were solid against Chelsea, if they keep their heads and concentrate they should be able to deal with whatever City throw at them.
Speaking of midfield, i think most will agree that after Maxi's performance last weekend, he deserves to start again tomorrow. People seem to forget about the influence he can have on a game, in my honest opinion, even with the signings of Henderson and Downing, at this moment in time he is the best winger at Liverpool Football Club.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 7 Premier League matches.
- Manchester City have scored 42 goals in their first 12 matches this season.
- 9 out of Liverpool's 11 goals conceded have come in the second half.
Prediction wise this is another clash where anything could happen. On paper everything points to advantage Liverpool but the way City have been playing in the league this season, it wouldn't shock me if they battered us. However, after a great performance at the Bridge i think the lads have got it in them, Dalglish would relish the chance to mess up Mancini's run and with City on a bit of a downer after their defeat to Napoli in the week, who knows?
Enjoy the match folks!