Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Thursday 2 July 2020
Kickoff at 20:15 BST
Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
UK - Sky Sports
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Everything you need to know ahead of our Premier League home game against Liverpool.


The game kicks off at 8.15pm (UK) on Thursday 2 July at the Etihad Stadium.

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and you can also keep up to date with all the action on's Matchday Centre or via our official Twitter platform: @ManCity. Get in touch using the hashtag #WNRH

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Sergio Aguero (knee) will miss the game, while Eric Garcia (head) and John Stones (ankle) could return.

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Having missed last Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final win at Newcastle through suspension, Fernandinho will serve the second game of his two-match ban, following his red card against Chelsea.

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Joel Matip (toe) is sidelined for the rest of the season, while James Milner (hamstring) is a doubt. Xherdan Shaqiri (calf) has not featured for the Reds since January.


"In sport, you have to prove every time.

"We are incredibly satisfied with what we have done and are doing, but for athletes it is never enough. The past is the past, we have entered our memories, but the show must go on. [It is] a new chapter in our lives, we have to live it. The memories are nice but people who say I don’t have to show anything, I don’t completely agree. Every time you have to do it.

"We have a lot of games. Tomorrow we want to make a good performance and take a result, and against Southampton to arrive in the best condition for Arsenal [FA Cup semi-final]. The best way to do this is to play well in the Premier League."


"Manchester City, Chelsea and United will all be strong next season. "They're all in good shape, and that is clear. Tottenham and Arsenal will not sleep, Leicester too.

"We have to play 38 games and who wins the most can win it. We will not defend the title, we will attack the next one. It's the same situation.

"What we have achieved is something for the history books. It is difficult and City is a super team. We have to show that we are ready for that."

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Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official: Mike Dean
Replacement official: Akil Howson
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.


City suffered a disappointing 3-1 reverse at Anfield when the sides last met in November 2019.

Early goals from Fabinho and Mohamed Salah gave the hosts the impetus with Sadio Mane adding a third after the break.

Though Bernardo Silva was on target for Pep Guardiola’s side, it was an afternoon to forget on Merseyside.

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Our ‘We’re Not Really Here’ campaign aims to connect and engage our fans in a series of new and innovative ways.

You may not be able to sing for the team in the stands, but your support remains as important as ever.

Every matchday, home and away, we’ll kick off the big game build-up with a brand new programme called, fittingly, ‘We’re Not Really Here’, in honour of the chant synonymous with all City fans.

We will be inviting supporters to get in touch throughout the show, letting us know your views as well how you are experiencing the big matches behind closed doors.

Simply use the hashtag #WNRH to join the conversation and get involved to ensure that your views and voice is heard. A selection of posts can be found on the #WNRH wall.


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