Decision to be made on Norwegian striker after training today
Manchester City vs Liverpool
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 12.30pm, Sunday 1st April 2023
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Simon Hooper Assistants: A Holmes, S Long Fourth Official: G Scott VAR: J Brooks
Odds: City 8/13, Draw 3/1, Liverpool 4/1
Tickets: Sold out
TV: BT Sport
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Ortega, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Laporte, Akanji, Lewis, Gomez, Phillips, Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Palmer, Perrone, Haaland, Alvarez, Mahrez
Form guide: WWWWW
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Squad (from): Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher, Gomez, van Dijk, Konate, Tsimikas, Robertson, Matip, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott, Carvalho, Firmino, Salah, Gakpo, Jota, Nunez
Injured: Ramsay, Bajcetic, Thiago, Diaz, Keita
Doubtful: Nunez, Tsimikas
Form guide: LLWWD
Phil Foden misses the clash with Liverpool after undergoing surgery on his appendix, and will be out for two to three weeks. Erling Haaland is a major doubt after withdrawing from international duty with Norway, but manager Pep Guardiola didn't rule him out entirely at Friday's press conference
“Erling is recovering,” said Guardiola. “This afternoon is the last training session then we'll see how he feels.
“We will see today. Again, the doctors and especially the player will decide how does he feel.
"Yesterday I spoke with him and he feels good. But we will see.
"Life is risk in these stages. You have to take it. We score a lot of goals this season. He scored an incredible amount of goals. But in the past always we scored a lot of goals.”
Liverpool currently sit in sixth place in the league, but Guardiola is expecting another difficult game against Jurgen Klopp's side.
“We know each other many years, so same managers many years, so one more [game]," he said.
"Liverpool remain an exceptional team. My opinion doesn’t change for a season that had up and downs. Every team can have these up and downs."
City won their last home game against Liverpool 3-2 in the Carabao Cup in December, with Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez and Nathan Ake netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 51 of the 194 games played against the Reds, with 50 draws and 93 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Grealish, Mahrez, Alvarez
Score prediction: City 2 Liverpool 1