Our prediction for this Premier League match:
All eyes will be on Anfield when Liverpool and Manchester City face each other in the Premier League derby on Sunday afternoon. The Reds have been underperforming in the first half of the season, with the team dropping to 10th place in the standings following a 3-2 loss to Arsenal. Jurgen Klopp’s troops need some quick boost, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against the star-studded Citizens. Trent Alexander-Arnold should recover in time to face Man City, while fellow defender Andy Robertson remains in the recovery room, alongside Luis Diaz, who suffered an injury in the Emirates Stadium defeat.
Pep Guardiola’s troops, on the other hand, extended their winning run to three games against Southampton (4-0), with Erling Haaland scoring his 15th goal of the process. The Norway superstar looks unstoppable at the moment, and given Liverpool’s difficulties at the back, away win should be considered. Both Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips remain in the treatment room, while John Stones is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel.
The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier league and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina.
After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.