This match in the EPL sees third placed Manchester City take on fourth placed Liverpool, with both eager to assert their dominance over the other and establish themselves in the top 4 of the league standings.
Pep Guardiola’s City side slid out of the Champions League in midweek after losing on away goals to Monaco in the Last16, and Guardiola will be looking to ensure that his team bounce straight back from this disappointment.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are a Jekyll and Hyde outfit this season. When playing their fellow big clubs, the Reds look irresistible and rarely lose. When they play clubs that are far smaller in stature and are expected to win however, Klopp has seen his side become disjointed and struggle to show their strength. Their last two games - a 3-1 win over Arsenal and an insipid and quite lucky 2-1 win over Burnley - show this perfectly.
So Manchester City will be fully prepared for a Liverpool which will press and harry them into errors. They will also be aware that Liverpool will have far more energy than they will, after City’s efforts against Monaco just days ago.
Manchester may recall midfield powerhouse Yaya Toure, after he missed out the loss against Monaco, but Gabriel Jesus is still ruled out with a foot injury, so Sergio Aguero will continue to play in the striker role. Not a bad deputy to have!
Liverpool will be without captain Jordan Henderson again, but Roberto Firmino may make the team. Daniel Sturridge has missed the majority of the season and he is still ruled out.
Both teams promise goals and thrills, with defending low on priority. This match really is a must see, and the result will send ripples through the EPL.