Liverpool v Manchester City: match preview

It is their first game of October but Liverpool versus Manchester City already carries the same weight and sense of occasion as recent title-shaping fixtures, with first hosting second. No team has scored more goals in the Premier League this season than Jürgen Klopp’s leaders, who remain without Trent Alexander-Arnold, and no side has conceded fewer than Pep Guardiola’s champions, who are coming off the back of demanding away fixtures at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. City are unbeaten in their past three meetings – but they were all played behind closed doors. Andy Hunter

Sunday 4.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Anfield

Last season Liverpool 1 Manchester City 4

Referee Paul Tierney

This season G5 Y16 R0 3.2 cards/game

Odds H 2-1 A 7-5 D 5-2

LIVERPOOL
Subs from Adrián, Kelleher, N Williams, Phillips, Konaté, Tsimikas, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Origi, Minamino

Doubtful None

Injured Alexander-Arnold (hip, 16 Oct), Thiago (calf, 16 Oct), Elliott (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y6 R0

Form WWDWWD

Leading scorer Salah 5

MANCHESTER CITY
Subs from Steffen, Carson, Delap, Palmer, Fernandinho, Jesus, Foden, Aké, Stones, Mbete, Torres

Doubtful None

Injured Gündogan (groin, 16 Oct), Zinchenko (calf, 16 Oct)

Suspended None

Discipline Y7 R0

Form LWWWDW

Leading scorer Torres, Jesus 2

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