Pep Guardiola could have Kevin De Bruyne at his disposal when Manchester City face Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. The Belgian damaged knee ligaments in August but has returned ahead of schedule, with a week’s training under his belt. De Bruyne, who was City’s star performer during the Blues’ record-breaking Premier League win last season, had eyed November’s derby game against Manchester United for his comeback but Guardiola refused to rule out the 26-year-old for the clash at Anfield. "We will see tomorrow," the City boss said when asked about De Bruyne. "He's training with us, yeah." Both Ilkay Gundogan (hamstring) and Benjamin Mendy (metatarsal) are set to face a late fitness tests, but Fabian Delph, Mendy’s obvious replacement, is definitely out. Liverpool, meanwhile, are waiting on the fitness of midfielder Naby Keita after a back spasm ended his participation in Liverpool’s Champions League loss against Napoli on Wednesday. Liverpool boss … [Read more...] about Early team news ahead of Man City vs Liverpool
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10 April 2018 • 6:56pm The match begins at 19.45 BST - join us here for live updates throughout Sam Wallace match preview: How Anfield defeat will affect Pep Guardiola's plan for beating Liverpool Manchester City vs Liverpool tactical preview: What will trailing hosts change? Champions League semi-final draw: When is it, what TV channel is it on and who could Man City or Liverpool face? Auto update On Off 6:56PM Build-up 6:54PM Liverpool will be delighted with that There will be so much space down the channels for Liverpool to counter-attack - it's an incredibly forward-thinking team sheet from Guardiola. The hope must be that Sane and whoever's on the right are so high up the pitch that Sane and Salah have to drop back to help defend, rendering them mostly useless. If City can control possession in the Liverpool half, it should mean - in theory - that Klopp's team can't get out of their own half, City can turn up the … [Read more...] about Man City vs Liverpool, Champions League: live score updates
It is judgement day for Manchester City . The Blues must overturn a three-goal deficit if they are to keep their Champions League dream alive. After derby defeat at the weekend Pep Guardiola's side are eager to prove a point as they host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. City have only lost one of their last 13 Champions League home games, while Guardiola has only lost both legs of a Champions League knockout tie once before. Speaking ahead of the game, City midfielder Fernandinho said: "We need a strong mentality and we need goals. Two defeats is not easy but it happens to the best teams in the world." In terms of team news, Sergio Aguero returned to action on the weekend following a recent knee injury with John Stones and Danilo both doubts. Stick with us for all the build-up, team news and match analysis LIVE from the Etihad. Key Events Manchester City chairman Khaldoon arriving at The Lowry Hotel 16:23 Kick-off time 16:16 TV channel information 16:16 … [Read more...] about Man City vs Liverpool LIVE
Last week was a terrible seven days for Premier League champions-elect Manchester City. A heavy 3-0 defeat at Anfield in the Champions League and then a 3-2 defeat after being 2-0 up against United on Saturday. The latter delayed City's title celebrations for at least another week while the former has made City's progression in the the UCL semi-finals very difficult. Tuesday night, however, will give Pep Guardiola's team a chance to achieve their Champions League dream as they play the home leg in the quarter-final. To take the game to extra time, City will need to win 3-0. If Liverpool score one, City will have to win 5-1 to progress due to the away goals rule. Sergio Aguero, who missed the first leg through injury, is expected to be fit while Liverpool may be without star man Mo Salah, who was hauled off in the game on Wednesday due to injury. What TV channel is Manchester City vs Liverpool on? Manchester City vs Liverpool will be shown live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD from 7pm … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Man City vs Liverpool on?
Man City will have to recover from their worst run of form for over a year against Liverpool if they want to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League semi-finals. Last week's nightmare at Anfield came before Man United crashed their potential Premier League party at the Etihad as Pep Guardiola's side spilled three goals in a single half for the second time in a week. Liverpool's preparations also suffered a slip-up in a local derby as struggling Everton held them to a goalless draw in the blue half of Merseyside, so it's going to be a nervous night for both sides. Here's all you need to know ahead of the game: Where and when is the game? Liverpool will make the short trip up to Man City's Etihad Stadium for the Tuesday night tie with kick-off at 7:45pm (UK time) on Tuesday 10th April. What channel is the game on? The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting from 7pm. Highlights will be available on the same channel at midnight. Can I … [Read more...] about All you need to know ahead of Man City vs Liverpool