3 January 2019 • 8:17pm Auto update On Off 8:17PM 18 mins - Man City 0 Liverpool 0 City are defending in numbers but the shape isn't great, just bodies in various positions trying to block the path to goal. Liverpool get into the final third but wait for overlaps and the move slows down, then Salah is muscled out of it by Fernandinho. No shots on goal yet. 8:14PM 15 mins - Man City 0 Liverpool 0 Liverpool are a 4-3-3 in attack but are playing as a 4-4-2 depending on the side of the pitch the ball is on. When Mane is closer to it Salah pulls out wide and deep, and vice versa. It's still pretty frantic on the pitch, neither side has taken control yet or shown anything like composure in possession. 8:12PM 12 mins - Man City 0 Liverpool 0 Both teams are wary of each other, making sure the centre-backs are deeper than they might normally be so there's always a backwards pass. … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score and latest updates
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Pep Guardiola says Thursday's title-race showdown with Liverpool is "almost a final" for his Manchester City side. Champions City go into the match seven points adrift of the Premier League-leading Reds, and with a worse goal difference, so defeat at the Etihad would give them a mountain to climb over the remaining 17 games. Liverpool, chasing the club's first domestic title since 1990, are the top flight's last unbeaten team this season and arrive having won nine Premier League games in a row, while their hosts had lost three out of four before Sunday's victory over Southampton. WIN £25,000 for FREE with Footie5 - click here to play "They are, at the moment, the best team in Europe - in the consistency, the way they control the details in their game," Guardiola said of Liverpool. "We are going to focus on what we have to do to win the game. Everyone is talking if we lose, but we can win. "Last year, we beat them 5-0 here. It's Liverpool, the best team in England's history. We can … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs Liverpool “almost a final” for us, says Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola admits he doesn't know if his Manchester City title winners can take the pressure of chasing leaders Liverpool. An away victory when Jurgen Klopp’s Reds visit the champions on Thursday night would open-up a 10-point gap over City, give them the head-to-head edge after October's 0-0 draw at Anfield and improve their already superior goal difference. Premier League Losing, it appears, is not an option for the Blues as they look to overhaul Liverpool and retain their title. WIN £25,000 for FREE with Footie5 - click here to play The pressure is all on City, and Guardiola admits he doesn’t know how his superstars — who cruised to the championship last season with a record 100 points — will deal with the mental challenge of hunting down a team ahead of them. The Spaniard said: “If it is different pressure. We have to live it. We have to handle it. Maybe people expected we would always be top, but we are Manchester City, we are not … [Read more...] about Pep Guardiola opens up on one big worry ahead of Man City vs Liverpool crunch
It's likely to be the biggest game in the Premier League title race this season, at least for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's team haven't had to play many 'must win' games over the past 18 months but if they lose to Liverpool on Thursday night they will be ten points behind the league leaders. Two defeats in their last three games has left City with a small mountain to climb if they are to catch Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side and retain the Premier League trophy come May. The task is made harder by the fact that City find it difficult to get the edge on the Merseyside team. having lost to them in the league last January, and getting knocked out the Champions League by them just over a month later. Further still, Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League as of yet and are a much stronger team than they were 12 months ago. Which TV channel is Manchester City vs Liverpool on? Man City vs Liverpool will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm. … [Read more...] about What channel is Man City vs Liverpool on? What time is kick-off?
In early December, I heard two ex-players turned TV pundits say that the title should be handed to Manchester City because no team could catch them. To be fair, there weren’t too many fans taking them to task. The side that won last year’s title by 100 points looked to be moving to another level under Pep Guardiola even without their best player, the injured Kevin de Bruyne. And then football did what football does by catching out teams who let their standards drop. WIN £25,000 for FREE with Footie5 - click here to play Three weeks, and three defeats later, those premature evaluations have dried up. Suddenly, people were noticing City’s attack wasn’t as fluid and lethal as it can be. That the defence had only kept one clean sheet in the league since October, and if you have a go at them they’re not invincible. One of the pundits who’d given them the title a month ago was now previewing this week's game at the Etihad, thus: “Do … [Read more...] about ‘Man City vs Liverpool should be a cracker — but it won’t decide anything’