Liverpool vs Manchester City preview: Ederson misses out as Blues' injury crisis deepens

By Ric Turner, Fri 08 November 2019 14:51


Liverpool vs Manchester City preview: Ederson misses out as Blues' injury crisis deepensGuardiola without six senior first-team players for trip to Anfield

Liverpool vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 4.30pm, Sunday 10th November 2019

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

Referee: Michael Oliver Assistants: S Burt, S Bennett Fourth Official: M Dean

Odds: Liverpool 6/4, Draw 13/8, City 5/2

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Sky Sports

Liverpool

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Squad (from): Alisson, Adrian, Lonergan, van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Elliot, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Brewster, Origi

Injured: Matip, Shaqiri, Clyne

Doubtful: Henderson

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWDWW

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Bravo, Carson, Grimshaw, Angelino, Cancelo, Garcia, Harwood-Bellis, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, B Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Laporte, Sane, Ederson, Rodri, D Silva, Zinchenko

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWD

City's injury crisis has deepened ahead of the top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool, after Pep Guardiola confirmed that Ederson would miss the game. The Blues are now missing six senior first team players, with Leroy Sane, Aymerica Laporte, Rodri, David Silva and Oleksandr Zinchenko also unavailable for the trip to Anfield. Claudio Bravo will deputise for Ederson, and Guardiola said he had full confidence in his back-up goalkeeper.

"We have another keeper. Claudio Bravo and he can do it, too. I have every confidence in him.

"We won the Carabao Cup thanks to Claudio. He is an exceptional keeper and has won a lot of international games and tournaments with Chile. I have no doubts."

City find themselves in the rare position of underdogs on Sunday, and Guardiola expressed his admiration for Jurgen Klopp's side:

"For me as a manager, last season when we won the Premier League, Liverpool were the best contender I ever faced in my career.

"It was one of our biggest achievements as a club. We were there. It remains the same

"Right now, Liverpool are one of the strongest teams in the world; we know what it means to lay at Anfield. It's 90 minutes,we are going to try to follow the plan in this game."

City's last visit to Anfield ended in a 0-0 draw, with Riyah Mahrez missing a last minute penalty for the Blues. Overall City have won 48 of the 183 games played against Liverpool, with 46 draws and 89 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Bravo, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy, Gundogan, B Silva, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero

Score prediction: Liverpool 2 City 1

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