Man City vs Liverpool: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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The two Premier League clubs go head-to-head at the MetLife Stadium as the International Champions Cup continues

Manchester City and Liverpool will be looking to make amends when they meet in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday having both lost their opening fixtures to Borussia Dortmund.

The Premier League clubs will go head-to-head at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after both being beaten by the Bundesliga outfit.

Pep Guardiola's City fell to Dortmund 1-0 in Chicago, while Jurgen Klopp's reunion with his former club ended in a 3-1 defeat in Charlotte.

Wednesday's meeting will provide both sides with a taste of a fellow Premier League title contender as the two are the favourites to lift the trophy at the end of the upcoming season.

Game Manchester City vs Liverpool
Date Wednesday, July 25
Time 1:05am BST / 8:05pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US) the game will be shown live on television on ESPN and will be available to stream live online via WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN WatchESPN

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV and streamed on the LFCTV app.

UK TV channel Online stream
LFCTV LFCTV
 

Squads & Team News


Position Manchester City players
Goalkeepers Bravo, Hart, Grimshaw, Muric
Defenders Laporte, Ogbeta, Wilson, Adarabioyo, Denayer, Garcia, Humphreys
Midfielders Mahrez, Foden, Zinchenko, Luiz, Harrison, Foden, Diaz, Pozo, Dele-Bashiru, 
Forwards Sane, Roberts, Nmecha, Touaizi, Garre, Bolton, Matondo

Phil Foden, Eric Garcia and Brahim Diaz were all used during City's meeting with Dortmund, while summer signing Riyad Mahrez registered his first minutes for the club as a substitute.

Joe Hart, Patrick Roberts and Leroy Sane also appeared from the bench, the latter having not travelled to Russia with the Germany national team of the 2018 World Cup.

Potential Man City XI: Bravo; Garcia, Adarabioyo, Laporte, Zinchenko; Luiz, Brahim, Foden; Mahrez, Nmecha, Sane.

Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Karius, Grabara, Kelleher
Defenders Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, Klavan, Phillips, Robertson, Moreno, Clyne
Midfielders Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Grujic, Woodburn, Jones, Chirivella
Forwards Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Solanke, Origi, Ojo, Markovic, Camacho

Klopp has a number of new faces in his squad this summer and should give most of those game time in the remainder of the ICC.

Naby Keita and Fabinho both took to the field for the Reds for the first time against Dortmund, the former starting the game and the latter coming on as a substitute.

While the Russia World Cup means a number of players are unavailable for the tournament, the finals in Russia were relatively kind to the Reds.

Jordan Henderson, Dejan Lovren, Roberto Firmino, Simon Mignolet and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been given a break while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long-term absentee.

Potential Liverpool XI: Karius; Clyne, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Milner; Solanke, Sturridge, Lallana.


Betting & Match Odds


Liverpool are considered to be favourites to win the game, with dabblebet offering odds of 17/20 on the Reds coming out on top. Man City are priced at 13/5 and a draw is available at 14/5.

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Match Preview


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Wednesday's meeting with City will be Liverpool's sixth of their pre-season campaign as Klopp continues to drill his new-look squad.

The Reds have recorded victories over Chester, Tranmere and Blackburn, while a goalless draw was played out with Bury before the club's 3-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Reds target Christian Pulisic struck twice against his potential new employers, with 19-year-old Jacob Bruun Larsen adding a third deep into added time in the second half.

After facing City in the International Champions Cup, the Reds’ time in America will also see them clash with bitter rivals Manchester United in Michigan on July 28.

Liverpool have finished as runners-up in the North America and Europe section of the ICC on two previous occasions, losing out to United and Paris Saint-Germain in 2014 and 2016, so will be hoping to go one better this time around.

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City came close to winning the North America section of the International Champions Cup in 2017, losing out only to Barcelona in last year's competition.

Guardiola's side lost their Manchester derby 2-0 against United before beating Real Madrid 4-1 and Tottenham 3-0, returning for the domestic season as ICC runners-up.

Wednesday's clash may not be an indicator as to who will lift the Premier League trophy in May next year, but it will provide us with a timely update as to how the two have transformed from the end of last season.

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