Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Manchester City Receive Massive Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Liverpool Clash

Manchester City Receive Massive Double Injury Boost Ahead Of Liverpool Clash

It certainly promises to be a fascinating encounter at the top of the Premier League table as Liverpool take on Manchester City at Anfield. "I don't know what's going to happen". Against Guardiola, Klopp tends to demand a faster, more direct approach to try to exploit City's high defensive line.

Liverpool have started the 2018-19 campaign well but suffered their first defeat of the season in midweek, losing 1-0 against Napoli in the Champions League. If we would not entertain the people, why would we play it then?

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne could make a surprise early return to action after returning to training earlier this week. "In the Premier League we beat them, in the Champions League we didn't".

Napoli's pressing didn't allow the front three any time on the ball and they should expect much of the same against City, so they'll have to get rid of the ball much quicker and play more of those little passing triangles they manage to pull off so well. Yes, the winning goal from Lorenzo Insigne came agonisingly late, but it was just reward for a team that punished a surprisingly anxious and disjointed Liverpool display.

Almost half of all City's defeats last season came against Klopp's team, including both legs of their Champions League quarter-final, while a 4-3 loss at Anfield ended their hopes of going a whole Premier League season unbeaten.

"I have a lot of respect for the way they play, how proactive are his teams are".

You can also get those odds through Paddy Power, Bet Victor and Unibet - while Guardiola's team are valued at 15/8, 9/5 and 7/4 by various shops. "Didn't look too serious, so there's a chance but we don't know".

On the City side of things, Sergio Aguero has been passed fit, and is [2.22], but bear in mind he has never scored at Anfield in 11 attempts for City and Atletico Madrid. Looking back on last season, they were our bogey team.

And Sky Sports pundit Neville says that he thinks it was a mistake to play all three forwards for nearly the full game against Napoli. The Guinean midfielder stayed overnight in a Naples hospital after suffering a back spasm.

"It's a massive game", the full-back told Liverpool's official website. "But that's no problem; if you work hard, you earn it".

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