What is it?
It’s the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City.
When is it?
It will take place today, so Sunday, November 10.
What time is kick-off?
It’s the final match of the weekend, so a 4.30pm kick-off.
What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event will have live coverage of the contest. Alternatively, you can bookmark this page and follow updates with our live blog.
What is the team news?
Joel Matip will miss Sunday’s match due to a knee injury he aggravated against Manchester United last month, but Jordan Henderson – who missed the Champions League win over Genk due to illness – should be involved. Sunday’s match might be one too soon for Xherdan Shaqiri, who is recovering from a calf injury, while Nathaniel Clyne is a long-term absentee.
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City midfielder Rodri has been out of action since their home game against Atalanta when he pulled up with a hamstring problem.
The summer signing did not take part in the full session ahead of their Champions League match at Atalanta.
Long-term absentees Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are still unavailable.
What are they saying?
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Pep Guardiola’s suggestions that Sadio Mane goes down easily:
I couldn’t really believe it to be honest and then I saw it. I am not sure if Pep spoke in that moment about Sadio or the team – both is not too nice to be honest.
I am not too sure if I want to put oil on the fire. I am not interested in these kind of things. And I promise not to mention tactical fouls.
That is maybe already too much. I can say Sadio is not a diver. There was a situation in the Aston Villa game where he got contact and went down. Maybe it was not a penalty but there was contact. It’s not like jumping over a leg and [acting] like he hit you or whatever. All the other penalties were penalties because he was in that situation.
I am 100 per cent sure if something like this happened for Manchester City they would want to have a penalty, because somebody kicked their player in the box and that’s a penalty.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola, after he suggested that Sadio Mane is prone to a dive:
My son and my daughter, all the time when they [Liverpool] win in the last minutes, ask me how lucky, how lucky they are.
I say at the time, ‘It’s not lucky’. What Liverpool has done last season and this season many, many times is because they’ve this incredible quality and this incredible talent to fight until the end.
That’s why I said to my players – not just my son and my daughter – that it is not lucky. If it happens once or twice in a life then, yes, but this many – maybe 10 or 12 or 13 times?
In the 94th minute like it was [in their win] against Leicester, it was a penalty, it was ‘Waaaaaaaah’. It was wow.
Far away from my intention was to say Sadio is this type of player (who likes to dive) because I admire him a lot. For Jurgen it [the Leicester decision] is a penalty, for the referee it was a penalty, for the VAR it was a penalty. I was the wrong guy – or maybe not, I don’t know.
So it was a praise for Liverpool, not just about one action. To say it’s lucky again? No. It happens many times at Anfield and away (from home) because they push and they push. That’s why it’s nice to face them and try to compete with them. Hopefully I can clarify everything for Jurgen.
What are the odds?
- Liverpool to win 13/8
- Man City to win 24/13
- Draw 11/4
What’s our prediction?
Both teams stuttered in their respective midweek escapades in Europe, but Anfield is always a comfort blanket for Klopp’s men. A win for Liverpool, if Leicester City and Chelsea both lose, would leave them nine points clear at the top of the Premier League, and they will be determined to amend last season’s disappointing showings against the reigning champions; a 0-0 draw at Anfield and a 2-1 loss at the Etihad. Guardiola’s men have bags of class, but home advantage should just about see Liverpool home.
Prediction: 2-1 Liverpool