Five rounds ago Manchester City led Liverpool by two points and boasted a far superior goal difference, but going into this potential classic the tables have turned – the ‘Reds’ currently lead the Premier League (PL) by seven points, and currently better City’s goal difference by two.
Three defeats within the last five rounds is unusual for Pep Guardiola’s men, but at home sparks fly for City, who’ve won 12 of 14 here this season (in all competitions – L2). Matches have averaged 4.14 goals, and the ‘Citizens’ have netted two or more in all but one of those home games.
Liverpool, meanwhile, haven’t conceded more than once in any PL match so far, and have 12 clean sheets already. Against City in Manchester, however, they’ve conceded in eight straight league matches (W1, D2, L5).