Liverpool went almost four years of Chief Group (PL) activity unbeaten at Anfield, yet have now lost back to back first-class games here unexpectedly since September 2012. The ‘Reds’ unexpectedly look conquerable at their disintegrating stronghold and their title challenge is set to confront its greatest test as the protecting heroes take on a group driving Manchester City side that is appreciating a 13-match dominating spat all rivalries – the longest such streak by any PL side since Arms stockpile in 2002.
To intensify matters further, if Liverpool neglect to locate the net here they will record four straight first class home games without scoring unexpectedly since they joined Britain’s top-level in 1894/95. That ought to be inspiration enough to get an outcome against a group they haven’t lost to at Anfield in the PL since May 2003 (W12, D5 following).
Manchester City has been terminating on all chambers and their great title push has been framed through a strong establishment that is seen City register six straight PL clean sheets and yield a group low 0.62 objectives per coordinate this term – the third most reduced normal across Europe’s best five divisions. [Read more…]