Liverpool vs Man City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs Man City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs Man City LIVE!

Alexis Mac Allister fired home a second-half penalty as Liverpool salvaged a point against Manchester City in a breathless 1-1 Premier League blockbuster at Anfield on Sunday that left Arsenal top of the table.

Liverpool are second but level on 64 points with the Gunners, with 10 games remaining of a thrilling three-way title race. Holders City, who are unbeaten in 21 games across all competitions, are third on 63 points.

City looked poised to hand manager Pep Guardiola his second victory in nine trips to the cauldron of Anfield when John Stones lost his marker to tap in Kevin De Bruyne's corner from close range in the 23rd minute. Stones leapt onto the barrier in front of the visitors' fans and shook both fists in celebration.

The cheers were deafening when Mac Allister slotted home from the penalty spot past Ederson in the 50th minute after the keeper had sent Darwin Nunez flying through the air with a rash challenge in the box.

Buoyed by the goal, Liverpool kept pressing and had numerous near-misses. City's Jeremy Doku hit the post against the run of play, as both sides had to settle for the second draw this season between the two titans.

Liverpool vs Man City highlights

  • GOAL! Stones gives City first-half lead

  • GOAL! Mac Allister penalty levels up for Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk named man of the match

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The Liverpool defender says he and his teammates must enjoy the final weeks of Jurgen Klopp’s time at Anfield.

Let’s have a look at the stats, it’s not often Man City don’t have the most possession!

Virgil van Dijk reacts to the draw

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“We reacted well, we had very good chances but unfortunately couldn’t convert them.

“Overall bittersweet, based on the second half you feel we should have won it. But with their quality they could also have finished us off.”

Watch the late penalty incident

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Were Liverpool hard done by?

Jurgen Klopp has words with the referee

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Michael Oliver desperately trying to smile and escape his conversation with the Liverpool boss, who eventually turns to applaud his fans.

The Reds may well be unhappy with that late penalty verdict but they had plenty of chances to win this game anyway.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | Full time!

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Jeremy Doku escapes a penalty for that high boot, he did get a toe on it before making contact with Alexis Mac Allister.

In comes the corner, cleared, full time!

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 90+9 mins

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The latest of late corners for Liverpool...

Strongly repelled before Alexis Mac Allister goes down in hope of a penalty.

VAR will have a look before the hosts get another corner.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 90+8 mins

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Penalty appeals waved away as Mohamed Salah tumbles under pressure. Didn’t look like one and VAR agrees.

It all came from a moment of promise for Liverpool, yet no one fancied swinging a boot at a shot.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 90+6 mins

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Phil Foden on the end of a good Jeremy Doku run and cross, until his flick is sturdily blocked.

There is still potential for a winner in this!

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 90+4 mins

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The flag is up as Cody Gakpo hits the bar and Harvey Elliott taps in... Mohamed Salah was offside in the build-up.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 90+1 mins

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EIGHT added minutes.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 90 mins

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Jeremy Doku squares up Joe Gomez to shoot hard and low... it hits the inside of the post and lands in the keeper’s arms!

Up the other end and Mohamed Salah wastes a great crossing opportunity.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 88 mins

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It’s little surprise this is drifting a little bit now, with two tired sets of players in the driving rain.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 84 mins

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Alexis Mac Allister collects a knockdown in the box and opts to shoot early, waving a left leg at it and scooping his shot over.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 82 mins

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Seriously impressive run from Luis Diaz as he skins Kyle Walker then outmuscles Rodri - no mean feat - before winning a corner off Walker.

That whips up the Anfield faithful before Virgil van Dijk heads over from the corner.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 80 mins

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Jarell Quansah would be an unlikely hero for Liverpool yet he takes aim from range, and a low powerful effort is palmed away by the keeper.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 79 mins

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The sting has been taken out of the game with that City spell of possession.

Joe Gomez comes down Liverpool’s right but the decision is a goal kick after Nathan Ake gets the better of him.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 76 mins

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You could be forgiven for thinking that City are happy with a point here. Some very, very gentle probing as the away team sit on the ball to audibly frustrate the Anfield crowd.

Another Liverpool change. Cody Gakpo on for Darwin Nunez.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 73 mins

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Nathan Ake whips a cross towards Phil Foden but Caoimhin Kelleher is there first - but punches the ball onto Foden and it pings onto the bar!

Replays show it head Foden’s arm, in fact, so VAR would have chalked it off.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 71 mins

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Stefan Ortega stands firm to deny Darwin Nunez from close range after a sumptuous Andrew Robertson cross.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 69 mins

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Double substitution for the visitors.

Julian Alvarez off for Jeremy Doku and Kevin De Bruyne departs for Mateo Kovacic.

Defensive-minded change from City and the Belgian has a frustrated word with Pep Guardiola by the bench! He’s not happy at all.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 67 mins

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Heavy, heavy pressure from the hosts now as Stefan Ortega dives to parry Alexis Mac Allister’s shot from range out for a corner.

Nothing doing from the delivery but Liverpool keep possession and Erling Haaland is the man back by his own 18-yard line to head away.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 65 mins

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Liverpool’s corner drifts to the edge of the box, where Mohamed Salah sees a cross blocked before unleashing a volley... which flashes wide.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 64 mins

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Once again, Luis Diaz grabs the ball in the box and this time Kyle Walker is back in time to deny him a shot from point-blank range!


Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 63 mins

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Darwin Nunez drops deep to cleverly spark a counter and Luis Diaz is again the man put through...

He collects Mohamed Salah’s pass well only to slice his shot wide of the far post!

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 61 mins

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Over the bar from Dominik Szoboszlai and that will herald a double Liverpool change.

The Hungarian goes off for Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson replaces Conor Bradley, which will move Joe Gomez to right-back.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 59 mins

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Right up the other end, Darwin Nunez spins a pass into Luis Diaz and yet his touch lets him down.

If he controls that, he’s got a huge opportunity to put Liverpool ahead.

It’s gotten frantic at Anfield, with Bernardo Silva just booked.

And Mohamed Salah is about to enter the madness...

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 58 mins

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Jarell Quansah hands possession to City in his own final third and Virgil van Dijk dives in with a key interception.

But the visitors aren’t done and Phil Foden pops up through on goal... saved!

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 57 mins

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Ederson straight down the tunnel as the change is made. Looks like it might have been his right knee that made the worst contact, but to be fair there was lots of it with Darwin Nunez!

Feels like suggestions of a red card are quite an exaggeration...

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 54 mins

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Ederson’s down again and will have to come off with the blow he suffered while cleaning out Darwin Nunez for the penalty.

Enter Stefan Ortega...

Watch Alexis Mac Allister score Liverpool penalty

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Nerves of steel.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City | 51 mins

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Well, from a neutral perspective (and a Liverpool one, obviously) that goal has set us up for a perfectly dramatic second half.

GGGGOOOOAALLLL!!!! Liverpool 1-1 Man City | Mac Allister, 50'

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Very good penalty, top corner and Ederson can’t reach it even after guessing the right way.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 48 mins

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We’ll have to wait before the penalty as Ederson hurt himself in that challenge.


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Ederson wipes out Darwin Nunez from a poor backpass and Liverpool have a penalty!

Nathan Ake left the keeper well short and he’s booked for getting to it second.

Alexis Mac Allister looks like he’ll take...

Liverpool vs Man City | Kick-off!

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No changes at the break for either team.

Elsewhere in the Premier League


Let’s catch you up with what’s already gone on in the Premier League today.

Tottenham smashed four second-half goals past Aston Villa, who had John McGinn sent off in a key top-four clash at Villa Park.

Brighton needed an own goal to beat relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest.

And West Ham came from two down to draw with Burnley.

Time for Mohamed Salah?

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With the injuries hitting Liverpool, they are clearly lacking the extra step of quality that Man City possess.

Still, only a down and with Mohamed Salah to come off the bench - and that Anfield X factor - there is plenty of hope left in the Reds.

Moment of magic puts City ahead

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It has not been a brilliant half from City, who have lacked a killer edge in the final third and sometimes played themselves into trouble at the other end.

But Kevin De Bruyne’s corner to find John Stones, who had made a training-ground routine run as Nathan Ake made space, was a sumptuous opening goal.

As it stands, the defending champions are going top.

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(AFP via Getty Images)


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Booking for Rodri after chopping Alexis Mac Allister.

A chance for Liverpool to end the half on a bright note from about 30 yards out.

Dominik Szoboszlai’s hit is held... and that’s the break!

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 45+2 mins

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Kyle Walker races forward down the right flank and very, very nearly finds Erling Haaland in the middle.

Up the other end, Conor Bradley is played in and John Stones has to cut out his low cross.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 45 mins

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Two minutes added on.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 44 mins

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The visitors are sat on the ball, gently probing, as the half-time break looms.

Julian Alvarez fancies knocking things up a notch but curls a shot over from 20 yards.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 42 mins

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Luis Diaz wriggles through two challenges just outside the box and takes aim... but it flashes wide of the sprawling Ederson’s right-hand post.

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(Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 39 mins

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Erling Haaland gets a chance to drive forward one-on-one against Virgil van Dijk and he does well to shift it onto his left foot - but his effort is straight at Caoimhin Kelleher.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 37 mins

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Deflected Kevin De Bruyne effort earns another corner for the away team. Can they grab a vital second before the break?

Rodri can’t leap to meet the Belgian’s cross.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 35 mins

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City won’t let Liverpool learn from their mistakes that quickly as Kevin De Bruyne leaves this corner for Phil Foden, who swings in a more traditional looping delivery and Liverpool clear.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 34 mins

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Conor Bradley the next to break into the final third for Liverpool but it’s not quite falling for the Reds.

Up the other end, Jarell Quansah holds up Erling Haaland well to allow Virgil van Dijk to drop in for an incisive challenge.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 31 mins

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Dominik Szoboszlai with a little more than a half chance to level up...

Harvey Elliott clips a nice cross in from the edge of the box but the Hungarian gets too much on his header and it flies over.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 28 mins

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Neat work by City to escape from their own D, Bernardo Silva winning a free-kick.

Liverpool have won more points from behind than any team in the league this season - and they did of course secure a draw at the Etihad with a late leveller back in November!

Watch John Stones score for Man City

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Genius corner-kick routine.

Liverpool 0-1 Man City | 26 mins

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All the noise coming out of the away end but Liverpool look to bite back with Luis Diaz down the left wing...

City make a bit of a scramble of clearing it but Darwin Nunez is offside.

GGGOOOAAALLLL!!!! Liverpool 0-1 Man City | Stones, 23'

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A superb corner routine from City sees Kevin De Bruyne drill his delivery into the near post, where Nathan Ake blocks off Alexis Mac Allister (legally) to allow Stones in to score at the near post!

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 23 mins

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Vital, vital header by Virgil van Dijk! Erling Haaland was lurking right behind him to nod home - you could hear some City fans begin to celebrate...

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 22 mins

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Liverpool held over 80 per cent of the ball in that five-minute burst so it’s little surprise to see City now sat on possession.

A few whistles from the home crowd as the visitors take their time before Phil Foden’s cross is blocked by Joe Gomez.


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Liverpool think they’ve got the breakthrough as Darwin Nunez darts in behind - clearly offside - and squares it for an easy finish.

No doubts from VAR after the linesman’s flag is raised.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 18 mins

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Kyle Walker darts out the backline to crunch Dominik Szoboszlai to halt a Liverpool counter.

No contact with the ball but Michael Oliver turns down appeals to book the Man City captain.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 17 mins

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Luis Diaz the next Liverpool player to spark an attack and his cross is a bit behind Darwin Nunez, whose stooped header drops off-target.

Anfield has picked up with a bright spell for the hosts.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 14 mins

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Conor Bradley appears high up on the right wing and drills a delightful cross towards the far-post, as Darwin Nunez arrives a moment too late.

The Uruguayan skids into the post and has hurt his leg, but will continue.

Liverpool doubled up on the right flank there and found an easy overload, with Julian Alvarez slow to respond.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 12 mins

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First serious attempt from City to get Erling Haaland into the game.

Kevin De Bruyne’s through ball is cut out but the striker had leapt off his marks a moment too early anyway.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 10 mins

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Great work from Bernardo Silva to knock Darwin Nunez off balance as they chase a lob over the top, eventually taking the ball without conceding a foul.


Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 8 mins

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Kevin De Bruyne yet again scampers into space, this time down the left, but he chips a cross a little bit too cutely and it beats the far post.

Moments later, City are back on the attack and De Bruyne stings Caoimhin Kelleher’s palms.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 7 mins

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Loose Ederson pass out that forces John Stones into a fine sliding tackle to prevent Harvey Elliott from grabbing the ball.

First Liverpool spell of possession then fails to reap any threat, lots of running about the hosts early on but nothing to speak of in attack.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 5 mins

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Kevin De Bruyne again escapes into space down the right wing, there’s been no midfielder runner tracking the Belgian playmaker at all so far.

The attack comes to nothing after a couple of overhit crosses, but this has been an encouraging start for City.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 3 mins

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More slick stuff from the visitors, Kevin De Bruyne to Bernardo Silva to Julian Alvarez, on the left, who shoots low and the keeper smothers it.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City | 2 mins

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John Stones has stepped into midfield with City on the ball from the off, with some early possession for the visitors.

A lovely Rodri ball down the right sends Kevin De Bruyne away and he picks out Phil Foden in the middle... a sturdy Liverpool leg deals with the danger.

Liverpool vs Man City | Kick-off!

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This is it, a huge clash between two Premier League title contenders.

Liverpool and Man City, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.

They’ve swapped ends too, so the Reds will face the Kop in the first half.

And we’re off!

Man in the middle

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Nearly ready to get underway at Anfield, as ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ ramps up.

Michael Oliver is our referee.

Premier League trophy on sight

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We’ve been graced with the silverware’s presence on Merseyside.

Arsenal fans may well point out they’re the one currently top of the table before kick-off!


Here come the players!

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An embrace in the tunnel between Erling Haaland and his old RB Leipzig pal Dominik Szoboszlai before Kyle Walker and Virgil van Dijk lead out the two teams!

Anfield is, as per, rocking.

Liverpool vs Man City | Key match-ups

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How Conor Bradley fares against Phil Foden on the wing could be key to the outcome of this game.

Of course, Foden will drift around the final third but if he can get in amongst the 20-year-old’s lane it could be telling. Bradley is actually yet to play an opponent of this magnitude, with his toughest starts so far coming against Chelsea, Fulham and Brentford.

Harvey Elliott will have to do his hard yards in tracking back to help out the rookie right-back.

It will also be key how Jarell Quansah can deal with Erling Haaland, and if Liverpool stick Virgil van Dijk on a man-marking job for the lethal Norwegian.

Up the other end, John Stones and Manuel Akanji may find it tough to deal with the pace of Darwin Nunez.

Man City looking to take emotion out of the game

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“It’s three points - nothing more, nothing less,” is the message from Bernardo Silva as he chatted to Sky Sports off the team bus.

It will be interesting to see how Man City and Liverpool differ in their approaches to the emotional level of the game.

“It’s always difficult to play away to Liverpool but we’re ready... there’s a buzz,” adds Silva.

“The reality is three points, of course three very important points. We won’t deny it’s a big game but we want the three points. That’s it.”

Champagne on ice for the victor, says Jurgen Klopp

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Whoever wins today’s game will finish the weekend top of the Premier League as the run-in approaches fast.

However, Jurgen Klopp reckons it’s far too soon to be claiming that this game will prove decisive in the title race.

He said: "I don't know who is playing on the weekend in the other leagues but it's probably the game of the weekend and being able to be part of that is massive.

"Title race decider? I don't know who thought that up. It's really early, we could go through all the possible scenarios.

"Whatever the result, I don't think anybody should open the bottles of champagne."

Throwback: Some awesome goals in this fixture

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Which is the best? Fabinho? Leroy Sane? Mohamed Salah, surely...

Liverpool vs Man City | Countdown to kick-off

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The warm-ups are underway at Anfield, with Kevin De Bruyne trotting over to embrace Jurgen Klopp before joining his teammates.

Kick-off in 25 minutes’ time!

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Managers having none of the mind games

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While fans raged online over precisely which set of supporters would achieve precisely what level of delirium by winning the Premier League title, neither Jurgen Klopp nor Pep Guardiola seemed to fussed for the debate.

When asked about the comments, the Man City boss delivered this message to Trent Alexander-Arnold: “I wish him a speedy recovery and come back to the pitch as soon as possible.”

He added, when pressed: “I would answer but, why? Honestly. It is what it is."

Meanwhile, Klopp stated in his pre-match press conference: “I am not sure how often in this club we have to say that you know how much we respect the opponent - in this case City - and mean it.

“Pep is the best manager in the world. I have no problem, I have a really good life with not being even close to that, it’s absolutely fine, believe me.”

Pre-match wind-up of trophy ambitions


Erling Haaland hit back at Trent Alexander-Arnold’s assertion that Liverpool’s trophies mean more than Manchester City’s, saying: “I’ve been here one year and won the Treble — he doesn’t know this feeling.”

In an interview with FourFourTwo this week, Alexander-Arnold said of City: “Looking back on this era, although they’ve won more titles than us and have probably been more successful, our trophies will mean more to us and our fanbase because of the situations at both clubs, financially.

“How both clubs have built their teams and the manner in which we’ve done it probably means more to our fans.”

But Haaland, City’s leading marksman this season, unsurprisingly pushed back against the Englishman’s assessment.

Haaland said: “If he wants to say that, okay. I’ve been here one year and I won the Treble. It was quite a nice feeling and I don’t think he knows exactly this feeling.

“He can talk as much as he wants. I don’t know why he does that, but I don’t mind.

“It’s going to be a great game. Liverpool are top of the league, so they’ve been the best this season so far. City–Liverpool is a really special game.”


Jurgen Klopp explains Mohamed Salah decision


Speaking to Sky Sports, the Liverpool boss has just been asked whether Mohamed Salah might have started today’s game.

It’s a firm no from Jurgen Klopp, who explains that the Egyptian was only ever in contention to come off the bench and “it was not a big decision”.

Full-time at Villa Park

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A huge 4-0 win for Tottenham at Aston Villa in the early kick-off.

John McGinn was sent off for Villa as they collapsed in the second half.

In the 2pm kick-offs, Burnley are two up at West Ham and Brighton lead Nottingham Forest 1-0.

Six changes for Man City

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Pep Guardiola rested a few of his regulars for the win over Copenhagen and they all return here.

Manuel Akanji beats Ruben Dias to partner John Stones in central defence, with Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake back in the full-back positions.

Kevin De Bruyne slots in alongside Rodri in midfield where Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva also return.

Jeremy Doku and Matheus Nunes overcome injury worries to make the bench.

Mohamed Salah on the bench

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Having come on during the Europa League win at Sparta Prague in the week, Mohamed Salah is still only fit for the bench.

Jurgen Klopp has picked Harvey Elliott over Cody Gakpo to complete his attack while Joe Gomez shuffles over to left-back, where he’s favoured ahead of both Kostas Tsimikas and Andrew Robertson.

Jarell Quansah covers for the injured Ibrahima Konate.

Manchester City's starting line-up

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Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Akanji, Ake; Rodri, De Bruyne; Silva, Alvarez, Foden; Haaland

Subs: Ortega, Dias, Kovacic, Doku, Gomez, Gvardiol, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis

Liverpool's starting line-up

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Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Bradley, Quansah, Van Dijk, Gomez; Endo, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai; Elliott, Nunez, Diaz

Subs: Adrian, Nallo, Tsimikas, Robertson, McConnell, Clark, Gakpo, Koumas, Salah

Team news coming up!

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We are moments away from learning the two line-ups for today’s game...

Liverpool vs Man City | Head-to-head record

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City are unbeaten in their last three meetings with the Reds.

However, those matches all took place at the Etihad Stadium and the three previous games, two of which were at Anfield, were all won by Liverpool.

Liverpool wins: 108

Draws: 57

Man City wins: 60

Meanwhile, at Villa Park...

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The wheels aren’t so much falling off Aston Villa right now as being kicked into the stratosphere.

Rather like John McGinn just tried to do to Destiny Udogie to earn a red card. Some debate on whether it was deserved but just look at how far he flies after the tackle - 110 per cent effort purely into crunching the player!

Gary Neville 'ambushes' Liverpool social media

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The Manchester United legend has popped up on Liverpool’s official social channels, of all places!

Asked for a score prediction, he says he’s “ambushing” the Reds media to say he wants Arsenal to win the title.

“I certainly don’t want Liverpool or City to win it,” he adds before predicting a City victory this afternoon - as it’s “one step too far” for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

He goes 2-1 City and fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher reckons 2-1 to Liverpool. Quelle surprise all round.

Liverpool vs Man City | Match odds

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Liverpool to win: 21/10

Draw: 13/5

Man City to win: 23/20

Odds via Bet365 and subject to change.

Elsewhere in the Premier League

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Three early kick-offs in the top flight today.

Tottenham have just launched into a two-goal lead at Villa Park, courtesy of James Maddison and Brennan Johnson. That kicked off at 1pm GMT.

Aston Villa can still go to within four points of Man City if they manage to pull off a big comeback.

In the 2pm starts, Burnley are leading West Ham 1-0 in east London with Brighton and Nottingham Forest goalless.

Big Liverpool blow

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Ibrahima Konate has arrived at Anfield... but not with the rest of the team.

The defender has come in with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones - who are both injured today - suggesting he is NOT available to play.

Ibrahima Konate to miss out?

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A Liverpool fan video of the team’s pre-match stroll appears to show Ibrahima Konate not with the squad.

Far from definitive, of course, but we will be keeping an eye on the French defender when the team news is confirmed due to his injury worry.

Liverpool vs Man City | Score prediction


If there’s one team to beat Liverpool at Anfield this season, it is surely City.

Still, they do not boast a good record there and the return of Mohamed Salah is a huge boost for the hosts.

Draw, 1-1.

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How the visitors' line-up might look


Predicted Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; Rodri, De Bruyne; Silva, Alvarez, Foden; Haaland

Early Man City team news


Jack Grealish will miss the game for City and is not expected back until after the international break later this month.

Jeremy Doku (muscle) and Matheus Nunes (finger) will both be assessed before the game.

A painful-looking finger injury led to Nunes being substituted versus Copenhagen on Wednesday night, the extent of which is yet to be confirmed.

Doku was absent from the City squad for the win and Guardiola revealed post-match that “muscular problems” led to him not being risked.

How we reckon Liverpool could line up


Predicted Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson; Endo, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Early Liverpool team news

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While Liverpool welcomed back Mohamed Salah having been boosted by the return of Darwin Nunez last weekend, the midweek win at Sparta Prague served up a blow.

Ibrahima Konate was forced off in the Czech capital and Jurgen Klopp has confirmed the defender’s fitness remains uncertain.

Klopp said: “He was rather positive last night, thought he made the right decision at the moment but it doesn't mean a lot unfortunately. He will have a scan definitely and I don't have the results yet. Others are fine."

Joe Gomez also came off in the Czech capital but Klopp revealed that had been a pre-planned move.

"Joey is fine,” he said. “We took him off, he played a lot of games so that was more rotation, precaution.”

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Ryan Gravenberch, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota and Joel Matip are all injured.

Where to watch Liverpool vs Man City

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TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

Coverage starts after Aston Villa’s game with Tottenham.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go app.

Liverpool vs Man City LIVE!

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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of Liverpool vs Manchester City!

With Arsenal’s win yesterday, both teams enter this highly anticipated title showdown knowing that the victor will go top of the table.

Kick-off from Anfield is at the slightly earlier 3.45pm GMT today.

Join us for all the build-up, team news, match action and reaction!

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