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- Liverpool are unbeaten in all competitions this season, winning seven of their nine matches.
- Manchester City have lost three times already this season.
- Mohamed Salah has scored eight goals in eight appearances this season, including in each of his last six outings.
Free-scoring Liverpool out to entertain
Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the season continued in midweek as they demolished Porto at the Estadio do Dragao, winning 5-1 courtesy of a masterclass from Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
This made it seven wins and two draws from nine competitive games this season, although it hasn’t always been plain sailing for Jurgen Klopp’s side. They were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw at Brentford last weekend and have shown signs of defensive vulnerability at times this season.
Citizens struggling on the road
Manchester City aren’t having it all their own way, either. They were made to rue their missed chances as they lost 2-0 in Paris in midweek and while their performance at Stamford Bridge last weekend was very promising it’s worth noting they have already lost three times this season.
It’s a strange situation at the Etihad in all honesty. When everything clicks into place they are unstoppable, as shown by the fact they put five or more goals past Norwich, Arsenal, RB Leipzig and Wycome recently.
However, when it doesn’t click they look severely hampered by their lack of central striker and as such have failed to score in four games this season. By comparison, it took them until March last season for them to fail to score in four matches.
Klopp’s Reds can defy the odds at Anfield
The bookies have Pep Guardiola’s side as favourites but I fancy the hosts. Jurgen Klopp has won more games (nine) against Guardiola than any other manager and the Reds have won seven from nine this season, while Manchester City have lost two of their four trips away and scored just twice.
I do think City can trouble this Liverpool defence, though. The hosts have conceded six goals in their last five matches but have scored an incredible 17 at the other end. They have scored exactly three goals in six of their nine matches this term so a 3-1 correct score prediction is my choice.
If you’re looking for a contender in the anytime goalscorer market you could do a lot worse than Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian has been in blistering form this season and has scored in each of his last six competitive games. He has eight goals in eight appearances this season and has scored in three of his last four meetings with Manchester City.
Liverpool predicted lineup: Alisson; Milner, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Jota, Mane
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, Foden; Jesus, De Bruyne, Grealish
- Both teams have scored in five of the last seven Premier League meetings between Manchester City and Liverpool
- Liverpool have won six of their last eight Premier League home games against Manchester City
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- 30 Oct