Fierce, Familiar Showdown at Etihad
Liverpool will be travelling to Etihad Stadium on Saturday to entertain the Citizens in the fourth round of 2017/18 Premier League season.
The two sides are viewed as serious title contenders this season, with both taking seven points from their first three games of the new campaign. Last year's match at the Etihad Stadium, the Citizens were able to hold the Reds in a thrilling 1-1 draw, with Aguero canceling James Milner’s opener in the second half.
However, as both sides enjoy largely successful summers in the transfer market, City will be without Raheem Sterling who was suspended for the clash against his former club after his controversial red card at Bournemouth two weeks ago, while Kyle Walker is set to return from suspension and could replace Danilo at right wing-back.
On the other hand Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in line to make his Reds debut after completing a £35 million deadline day move from Arsenal. Jurgen Klopp will consider including Philippe Coutinho in his squad for the first time this season after he was denied a move to Barcelona by the Anfield hierarchy while shot stopper Simon Mignolet is set to return after being rested against Arsenal.
Things will however not be exactly the same since both teams have managed to add fresh talents to their ranks this summer as follows:
Liverpool: Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson, Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberl
Manchester City: Kyle Walker, Benjamin mendy, Ederson Santana de Moraes, Bernardo Silva and Danilo.
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Nathaniel Clyne ( hamstring problem).
Adam Lallana ( still recovering from a thigh injury).
Ilkay Gundogan (knee injury )
Having met before in the Bundesliga, Klopp and Guardiola will try as much as they can to outdo each in order to prove a point in front of their fans. Both sides are very lethal in attack but a bit shaky when it comes to the defence. There is a very minimal chance of both clubs keeping a clean sheet as we all expect goals in both ends.