thumbnail Hello,
Live

Premier League

  • 27 November 2011
  • • 21:30
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: M. Atkinson
  • • Attendance: 45071
1
FT
1

Liverpool - Manchester City Preview: League Leaders Aiming To Replace European Hangover With First Win In Nine Anfield Visits

Liverpool - Manchester City Preview: League Leaders Aiming To Replace European Hangover With First Win In Nine Anfield Visits

Getty Images

Reds face a difficult challenge in containing this season's table-toppers, but will take heart from the midweek result in Naples that showed Roberto Mancini's team are beatable


PROBABLE LINEUPS

LIVERPOOL
 
Reina
Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique
Lucas, Adam
Maxi, Kuyt, Downing
Suarez
MANCHESTER CITY

Hart
Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov
Milner, Barry, Toure Yaya
Silva, Dzeko, Aguero

The hosts are still without captain Steven Gerrard, but should be at full strength otherwise. And after their game at Chelsea, don't bank on Kenny Dalglish making too many changes for another game against strong opponents.

Manchester City have the task of facing a Liverpool side that is not only in good form, but probably refreshed following a week of rest after last week's win at Chelsea.

There aren't any new injury worries for City though, so it will likely be a case of shuffling the pack for manager Roberto Mancini after their midweek defeat to Napoli. Owen Hargreaves is the only player absent through injury, and Carlos Tevez continues his dispute with the club so will be unavailable.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero (pictured right) are tied for second place in the Premier League scoring charts this season on 10 each, three behind the leader Robin van Persie on 13.
  • Manchester City have not won on their previous eight trips to Anfield, losing six and drawing twice.
  • Nine of Liverpool's 11 league goals this season have come in the second half.
  • Manchester City have scored 42 goals in their first 12 games this season, more than any side for 48 years at this stage of the season.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in seven league games, while City have not lost at all this season in Premier League action.
  • Liverpool are currently in sixth place on 22 points, the same as Chelsea and Arsenal - some 12 points behind leaders Manchester City.

How do you stay up to date with football when on the move? With http://m.goal.com – your best source for mobile coverage of the beautiful game.

Related

Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ 13-Apr-2014 Liverpool 3 - Manchester City 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ 26-Dec-2013 Manchester City 2 - Liverpool 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ 03-Feb-2013 Manchester City 2 - Liverpool 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ 26-Aug-2012 Liverpool 2 - Manchester City 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Capital One Cup ‎(CCUP)‎ 26-Jan-2012 Liverpool 2 - Manchester City 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
25Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
2Glen JohnsonDefender
3José EnriqueDefender
5Daniel AggerDefender
37Martin SkrtelDefender
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
21Lucas LeivaMidfielder
16Charlie AdamMidfielder
7Luis SuárezStriker
11Dirk KuytStriker
32DoniGoalkeeper
19Sebastián CoatesDefender
23Jamie CarragherDefender
34Martin KellyDefender
11Maxi RodríguezMidfielder
20Jay SpearingMidfielder
9Andy CarrollStriker
1Joe HartGoalkeeper
2Micah RichardsDefender
4Vincent KompanyDefender
6Joleon LescottDefender
22Gael ClichyDefender
7James MilnerMidfielder
18Gareth BarryMidfielder
8Samir NasriMidfielder
21David SilvaStriker
42Yaya Touré Midfielder
16Sergio AgüeroStriker
30Costel PantilimonGoalkeeper
5Pablo ZabaletaDefender
4Kolo ToureDefender
11Adam JohnsonMidfielder
34Nigel De JongMidfielder
10Edin DzekoStriker
45Mario BalotelliStriker
Players to Watch
Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
David Silva
David Silva
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

From the web