Jurgen Klopp’s men are clear at the top by six points after winning 10 of their first 11 games and know that victory at Anfield will make them runaway favourites.
However, three points for Pep Guardiola’s champions would see them not only close the gap but also give them plenty of momentum heading into the international break.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Latest Odds
The Reds have won their last 12 home games in the Premier League and are 6/4 (2.50) favourites with 888Sport to make that 13 on Sunday, with the draw – which occurred in the corresponding fixture last season – priced at 13/5 (3.60).
As the away team and trailing Liverpool by six points, 888Sport make Man City slight 17/10 (2.70) underdogs to come away from Anfield with victory for the first time since 2003.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Team News
Joel Matip is absent for the hosts, along with Xherdan Shaqiri, but otherwise Klopp has a clean bill of health. The German’s only major decision, then, will be which midfield three to play.
Ederson has been ruled out after going off at half-time in Man City’s 1-1 draw at Atalanta in the Champions League, and he joins Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Oleksandr Zinchenko and David Silva on the sidelines.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview
Although it is only the 12th game of the season, this fixture could yet prove to be one of the most important.
Guardiola’s side took four of the available six points last term on their way to winning the title by just a single point, with both fixtures proving to be cagey affairs.
Another such game seems unlikely this time around, with both attacks firing and both defences looking a far cry from the ones that combined for 41 clean sheets in the league last season.
Indeed, Liverpool have held their opponents at bay just twice this season and, whilst City have managed that five times, injuries to the likes of Laporte and Ederson mean they are unlikely to keep the Reds’ famous attacking trio out.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
Over 3.5 goals pays out at 33/20 (2.65) with 888Sport and, with both defences struggling for consistency, that looks like the best wager for this crucial clash at Anfield.
Over 3.5 goals at 33/20 (2.65) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport