Match Preview: Manchester City vs Liverpool ( 2023/24)
The clash between Manchester City and Liverpool is always a mouth-watering fixture for football lovers, it showcases two of the English Premier League' and powerhouses. With both teams boasting exceptional talent, strategic gameplay, their encounters in recent seasons often decide critical points in the league.
The matches between them are marked by high intensity, skilful performances, and tactical battles on the field. As two of the top teams in English football, this clash will draw the attention of the supporters of both clubs and neutrals, which makes it a fixture that promises excitement and unpredictability.
Both teams have strong squads and skilled players. The winner of this game can be decided by the recent form, injuries to key players, and tactical strategies employed by the managers on the touchline.
Manchester City will be racing against time to get Erling Haaland fit for the game which will be played at lunchtime on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
They will also be paying close attention to Ederson and Nathan Ake, both players withdrew from the last international window for their respective countries.
Liverpool might have Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Ryan Gravenberch and Joe Gomez who resumed training alongside Andy Robertson. Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic are still sidelined. Alexis Mac Allister returns after serving a ban.
The last time the Reds experienced was a 2-1 at Tottenham in September, that is their only defeat in 23 Premier League games (W15, D7). However, they have been winless in their last three top-flight away matches and have failed to keep a clean sheet in seven league fixtures on the road, conceding a total of 12 goals.
Manchester City will be looking forward to 24 consecutive home wins, a feat that has only been achieved by Sunderland between 1890 and 1892. The last team to leave the Etihad without a defeat are Everton in a 1-1 draw on 31 December 2022.
The Citizens have not lost a game in their last five fixtures across all competitions but have lost one game in their last five matches in the league.
The Reds have won three games, lost one and drawn one in their last five league games but they have lost one in their last five across all competitions.
When is the game?
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM