In a blockbuster English Premier League clash, undefeated Liverpool host holders Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday (October 3, 2021) with more than points at stake. The clash will also be the first meeting between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola of the season, adding another chapter in their famed rivalry. Then there is a veritable list of global stars lining up. (More Football News)
Despite indifferent starts to the season, both Liverpool and Man City remain two of the strongest title contenders in England with Chelsea also showing the promise. Reds have won four of their six matches so far. They were held to draws at Chelsea (1-1) and newly-promoted Brentford (3-3).
A win against City will help the Reds (14 points) reclaim the top spot from Chelsea (16 points), who left it very late to beat 10-man Southampton on Saturday for their fifth win in seven outings.
City, meanwhile, are uncharacteristically jostling in the mid-table with 13 points after six matches. They started the season with a 0-1 defeat at Tottenham, then played out a goalless draw with visiting Southampton. In between, they also lost to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. But a win tonight against fellow title contenders will go a long way in their course correction.
Liverpool lead the head-to-head record 105-58, with another 54 ending in draws, in a rivalry dating way back to 1893. But the blue half from Manchester has been the dominant side in this burgeoning rivalry. In their last meeting, City ran riot in a 4-1 win at Merseyside. It was one of the four wins in seven meetings. Liverpool last beat City in November 2019, 3-1 in a league match at home.
Match and telecast details
Match: Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester
Date: October 3 (Sunday), 2021
Time: 9:00 PM IST/ 4:30 PM BST
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
TV Channels: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
For global kick-off times and telecast details, click HERE.
Liverpool: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Jota, Mane.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Foden, Jesus, Grealish.
How they lined up in the last match
FC Porto 1-5 Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Mane, Salah, Jota.
Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Rodrigo, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Sterling, Grealish, Mahrez.