Manchester City v Liverpool: English Premier League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 24-11-2023 8:54 pm (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 24-11-2023 08:54 PM (4 months ago)

Date: Saturday 25th November, 2023
Time: 12:30 pm
Stadium  Etihad Stadium
Referee   Chris Kavanagh (England)
Goal Scorer:

Manchester City
The Citizens faithful have been awaiting updates on Erling Haaland's condition with bated breath, as the Golden Boot winner missed Norway's final Euro 2024 qualifier with Scotland owing to an ankle problem akin to the one he sustained in City's recent success over Bournemouth.

Ederson is in the same boat with his own foot concern, while Nathan Ake (knock), Mateo Kovacic (thigh) and Sergio Gomez (ankle) will also need assessing closer to the time, but Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring), John Stones (thigh) and Matheus Nunes - who was declared "clinically unfit" while on duty with Portugal - are set to watch on from the sidelines.

While Julian Alvarez is a more than capable deputy for Haaland, the Argentina international is one of several South American representatives facing tight turnaround times, and Haaland is said to be increasingly confident that he will be fit to lead the line for the champions this weekend having trained ahead of the contest.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Silva, Rodri, Foden; Doku, Haaland, Grealish

Similarly, the Liverpool medical team must also make late calls on a number of players, namely Ryan Gravenberch (knee), Joe Gomez (knock), Curtis Jones (hamstring) and Ibrahima Konate (hamstring), although all four have trained with the team ahead of the crunch contest.

However, all of Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf) and Andrew Robertson (shoulder) will not be at Klopp's disposal, and the Reds boss will need to conduct once-overs on his South American troupe of Luis Diaz, Alisson, Darwin Nunez and Alexis Mac Allister, the latter of whom is also back from suspension.

While there is nothing to suggest that the quartet will not be involved at the Etihad, Klopp may keep Nunez and Diaz in reserve as Jota and Cody Gakpo link arms with Salah, who registered his 200th goal in English football against Brentford and needs just one more to hit the 150 mark in the Premier League.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Gravenberch; Salah, Jota, Gakpo
Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool

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