Man City Team News vs Liverpool: Gundogan, Zinchenko, Sterling

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Manchester City will face one of the toughest challenges in the Premier League as they make the trip to Anfield on Sunday to take on Liverpool. In an intimidating atmosphere, it will take a lot from the reigning league champions to get a positive result.

After a crucial win over Chelsea at the weekend, City flattered to deceive against the mighty Paris Saint-Germain. Manager Pep Guardiola would be right in feeling a little anxious as he faces off against one of his major rivals, Jurgen Klopp. But is there any player that could be missing this game?

Liverpool vs Manchester City FYIs

Kick-off time: 4:30 PM GMT, 3 October Sunday

Team News:    Manchester City     Liverpool 

Starting XI Predictions:  Manchester City    Liverpool

Form Guide (All Competitions): Liverpool (WWWDW) Manchester City (WDWWL)

Ilkay Gundogan and left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko are going to miss this important clash. The duo are expected to return at the end of the upcoming international break. Missing the German will be a big blow for Guardiola.

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Upfront, the boss has to make a decision on who will start as the false nine and conventional wisdom would point towards former Liverpool man Raheem Sterling. But given how well Phil Foden played at Chelsea, he might be the one getting the nod.

City will know what they will be up against when they take to the field on Sunday. They have shown in the past that they can deal with the opposition press.

What the visitors need to focus on doing, is moving the ball quickly to bypass the pressure.

With the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish in their ranks, the Manchester side have the talent to take the game to Liverpool defenders. If that were to happen, it increases Guardiola’s chances of having the last laugh.

Manchester City need to show that the defeat to PSG was just a one-off and that they can hang with the big boys. Beating Liverpool would show that they are serious about defending their league title.

This is one of those games that has the potential to alter the course of the season and should be interesting to watch.

Comments

  1. Why is pep blind to the fact, sterlings journey with city.
    He is not a goal scorer. He seems frightened in every one on one, his record is deplorable. His ability to almost always pick the wrong option is legendary.
    He has been a great servant to the club, but is a liability now. He can only be counted on to mess up on the big occasion. No longer capable of delivering on the big stage. His misses have cost major achievements for the club. We always need to play our best team in big games, and if sterling is playing, its not our best team. I wish him every success elsewhere, but please go and find your mojo and leave us to continue to improve, not live on yesterday

  2. Why is pep blind to the fact, sterlings journey with city is over.
    He is not a goal scorer. He seems frightened in every one on one, his record is deplorable. His ability to almost always pick the wrong option is legendary.
    He has been a great servant to the club, but is a liability now. He can only be counted on to mess up on the big occasion. No longer capable of delivering on the big stage. His misses have cost major achievements for the club. We always need to play our best team in big games, and if sterling is playing, its not our best team. I wish him every success elsewhere, but please go and find your mojo and leave us to continue to improve, not live on yesterday

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