Get ready as titans Liverpool and Manchester City take on for the third and second time in two weeks. It’s particularly exciting as the fans will have a clear winner this time around, unlike the previous two Premier League encounters which ended in a 2-2 draw. They will meet at Wembley Stadium today in the FA Cup semi-finals and the winner will face either Chelsea or Crystal Palace.
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Preview
Both sides have made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League with an uneven performance in the second leg, where they face Villarreal and Real Madrid. They put in a convincing performance in the first division, winning all of them from early 2022, only playing against each other.
The two are separated by just one point in the Premier League points table, with Manchester City currently at the top. The two only faced each other in the Premier League last week when Klopp’s side visited the Etihad and managed a 2-2 draw to clinch their place in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool v Manchester City: Team News
The Sky Blues played Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday night – Phil Foden’s bandaged head was proof of that and Guardiola also lost Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne to injuries, with the former twisting his ankle while De Bruyne needed stitches in his calf .
Guardiola claimed the injuries put his side in a dilemma ahead of the semi-finals, but Ruben Dias was fit enough to come on the bench at the Wanda Metropolitano and Gabriel Jesus is back from suspension.
Dias’ return could see John Stones switch to right-back to cover for the injured Walker, or Joao Cancelo could switch crosses if either Nathan Ake or Zinchenko return down the left, giving Guardiola plenty of opportunities for changes in the defense areas. De Bruyne’s issue is also likely to result in a recall from Raheem Sterling
In contrast, Liverpool boss Klopp could again be working with all options after his players came through the second leg with Benfica unscathed, but Diogo Jota has proved a slight doubt due to a blow.
Manchester City: Possible line-up
Defense: Oleksandr Zinchenko, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo
Midfield: Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan
Forward: Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Jack Grealish
Liverpool: Possible line-up
GC: Alison Becker
Defense: Trent Alexander Arnold, Joe Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson
Midfield: Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, and Thiago Alcantara
Forward: Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, and Roberto Firmino
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Prediction
Manchester City lost many players to injuries after the game against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool managed to keep their squad. All other factors appear to be the same as in previous games. So a 2-1 win for Liverpool can be predicted at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
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