MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Manchester City
Liverpool face Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon as they look to put their loss in the Europa League behind them. The Reds have been on fantastic form in the league lately but will face a tough challenge in Pellegrini's side.
Injuries for Liverpool have taken a bit of a boost with the return of Philippe Coutinho. The game however may be too early for Jordan Henderson and it looks like Steven Gerrard will also remain on the sidelines.
Mancehster City are very strong and Pellegrini is able to call upon a full sqaud with the return of Yaya Toure after he served a suspension and missed the Champions League tie with Barcelona.
The last time the two sides met was in August 2014. Liverpool fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of City and only found the back of the net thanks to an own goal. The last time the two sides met at Anfield was COUTINHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... sorry... was in April 2014. The game ended in an utterly brilliant fashion with a rather late winner from Philippe Coutinho.
In fact, Liverpool actually have a strong record against Manchester City at home, City haven't picked up a win at Anfield since December 2003.
Whilst our record against them bodes well at home I fear Liverpool will struggle on Sunday. We may have collected several points of late and be chasing down 4th but in my opinion our performances as a whole haven't actually been that good, luck has sometimes gone our way and I feel we may come unstuck on Sunday.
Not to mention the fatigue some of the players will be feeling after that monster game against Besiktas.
- Liverpool have not lost any of their last seven games at Anfield.
- Manchester City have the best away record in the Premier League so far this season.
- The Reds have had 14 different goalscorers so far in the league this season.
I apologise for the thin on the ground preview again folks but I've been mega, mega busy this week. This post is actually a scheduled one as I had to write this Friday night because I'm off to Cardiff tomorrow.
Anyway, here's hoping for all three points and an exciting game!
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!