Man City host Liverpool tonight in a game that might go a long way to deciding where the Premier League title will go. And City could be boosted by the return of arguably their best player: Kevin de Bruyne. The Belgian missed Sunday’s 3-1 win against Southampton with a muscle injury, but has returned to training. Pep Guardiola is desperate to start the Belgian against Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders, but will not risk his long-term fitness after missing him for the majority of the season with two separate knee ligament injuries. Liverpool, meanwhile, welcome back former City man James Milner for tonight’s trip to the Etihad. The midfielder missed the Reds’ wins over Newcastle United and Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring issue. But he is in contention to face his former club on Thursday in a game that could go a long way to deciding the destination of this season’s Premier League title. Apart from Dominic Solanke (groin), who is line … [Read more...] about Man City vs Liverpool: Predicted line-ups for tonight’s clash
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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’
Andrew Robertson has warned Liverpool are ready to go for the jugular in their title showdown with Manchester City . Robertson insists confidence is sky high at Anfield and they will go to the Etihad believing they can win — and take a “huge” step towards winning the Premier League. It is 29 years since Liverpool were last crowned champions and yet Robertson insists that they are not worried about the growing pressure and expectation of being title favourites. WIN £25,000 for FREE with Footie5 - click here to play Robertson said of Thursday's trip to Manchester: “Of course it’s a huge game. If we win, we’re ten points clear of them and of course that’s huge. But also on the flip side they’ll be looking at it that they can close the gap to four points. “Look, they’re a fantastic team, a very experienced team and they’ve been in this position before. They’ve won the title. It’s something that we’ve … [Read more...] about Andy Robertson opens up on “huge” Man City vs Liverpool title showdown