Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Sunday 7 February 2021
Kickoff at 16:30 GMT
Anfield, Anfield Rd, Liverpool L4 0TH
UK - Sky Sports
UK Radio - BBC Radio 5 Live
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
All you need to know ahead of our trip to Anfield...

TEAM NEWS:

City make two changes from the side that beat Burnley in midweek.

Phil Foden and Oleks Zinchenko are recalled with Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus dropping to then bench.

Kyle Walker is not fully fit and misses today’s game.

TEAMS:

City: Ederson, Cancelo, Zinchenko, Dias, StonesRodrigoGundoganFodenBernardoMahrezSterling

Subs: Steffen, Jesus, LaporteTorresMendyFernandinhoGarcia, Doyle, Bernabe

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Subs: Milner, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kabak, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Origi, Phillips, Neco Williams.

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FORMATION: 4-3-3

Though City’s formation against Burnley had more a look of 3-4-3, today’s is very much a more familiar 4-3-3.

Joao Cancelo and Oleks Zinchenko will be tasked with stopping Liverpool’s flying full-backs Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, though the more the City pair can push forward, the better.

Ruben Dias and John Stones will await to see Liverpool’s forward line, but if Sadio Mane is fit, he is likely to be accompanied by Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah.

Despite their recent Anfield setbacks, Liverpool looked sharp in their games against Spurs and West Ham, with Salah in particular looking threatening.

It is likely to be a testing afternoon for the meanest defence in the Premier League, but Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva will equally look to cause the Reds plenty of problems with a regular supply line to Raheem Sterling.

When and Where

City take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday 7 February with kick-off scheduled for 16:30 (UK).

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports main event, and fans living abroad can find out how they can tune in by finding the global TV listings located at the foot of this page.

If you are not able to tune in, our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com as well as our Twitter, @ManCity, will keep you up to date with all the action as it unfolds.

And if you miss the action for any reason a full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ within 24 hours of the final whistle.

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We're Not Really Here

Richard Dunne and Nedum Onuoha will be the guests on We’re Not Really Here ahead of our trip to face Liverpool this Sunday.

The defensive duo will offer their knowledge and expert analysis of Pep Guardiola’s current crop before, during and after our Anfield clash, with We’re Not Really Here offering a City-centric focus on events.

The pre-match show begins at 15:30 (UK), one hour before the action gets underway, and is available to watch on all digital platforms.

There will also be a half-time summary from our guests, as well as a 30-minute post-match debrief.

During the game, you can enjoy live commentary on both mancity.com and our official app.

Team News

Pep Guardiola reported no news injury concerns in Friday's pre-match press conference with Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Ake sidelined.

For Liverpool, Sadio Mane and Fabinho are doubtful, while Alisson may return following illness. Ozan Kabak is available.

Match Officials

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.

Form Guide

Wednesday's 2-0 triumph over Burnley means Manchester City go into Sunday's clash off the back of a 13-match winning run, and have also gone 20 games in all competitions without tasting defeat.
After successive 3-1 victories in the capital against Tottenham and West Ham, Liverpool were edged out by a single goal at home to Brighton in their previous fixture.
The Reds currently sit fourth in the Premier League, seven points behind Pep Guardiola's men.

Last Meeting

It was honours even at the Etihad Stadium back in November, with Gabriel Jesus' clever turn and finish just after the half-hour cancelling out Mohamed Salah's early penalty.

City could have taken all three points from the spot on the stroke of half-time, but Kevin De Bruyne, while sending Liverpool stopper Allison the wrong way, rolled his effort agonisingly wide of the post.

WATCH: City 1-1 Liverpool: Short highlights

Global TV Listings

The game will be screened on Sky Sports Main Event in the UK - the global broadcast listings are below:

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