Liverpool will face Manchester City on Sunday at 16:30 UK at Anfield.
Manchester City are second in the Premier League and still unbeaten after 9 games with 23 points, 13 points above Liverpool. Liverpool are 11th in the Premier League with 10 points with just two wins after 8 matches.
Jurgen Klopp’s side comes into the match after thrashing Rangers 7-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday and already have one foot in Round 16 of the Champions League. Manchester United booked their place in Round 16 of the Champions League after a goalless draw with Copenhagen.
James Carragher has predicted a 1-1 or 2-2 draw in a heavyweight clash between Liverpool and Manchester City.
What was said?
Preview the game on SkySports, Jamie Carragher said: “I don’t expect Liverpool to take a backward step – it’s not their style.
“They’re at Anfield so I expect to use the crowd and be really aggressive and make it as difficult as they can for Manchester City. I think it will be a tough game for both.
“Manchester City doesn’t have a great record at Anfield but Liverpool are up against the best team in the world. I think it will be a great game and a draw again – 1-1 or 2-2 like last season.”
The Liverpool legend also added that the reds should find a way of stopping Kelvin De Bruyne but not Erling, who has 15 goals in 9 Premier League outings.
“Two Manchester City players jump out as players to watch for Liverpool – Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne, but they’re almost like a package together!
“I’d almost be more focused on De Bruyne rather than Haaland in this game. If you stop De Bruyne, you take 50 percent away from Haaland as well as the connection the two have got is there already. And for me, De Bruyne is the best midfielder in the world.
“Yes, Haaland has been an absolute sensation in the Premier League but he needs servicing and you can’t get anyone better than De Bruyne.
“When you’ve got the best passer of the ball that the Premier League has ever seen, it certainly helps when you have Haaland up front.
“If Haaland was playing for Liverpool right now, there’s no way he would have scored the number of goals he has now as he wouldn’t have had that quality behind him, plus the way Liverpool are playing right now.”
Previewing the game Gary Neville said: “I still think, no matter what form Liverpool are in and where they are, Sunday will still feel like the toughest game they [City] are going to face.
“Look, at the end of the day you know what I feel about those two clubs, but on Sunday you can’t help but think of Haaland against Van Dijk.
“You just can’t stop thinking about how that’s going to play out. The best center-back in the world for the last three or four years, but who has struggled a little bit more this season.
“But he’s against this absolute phenomenon. That Liverpool back line, which pushes up with space in behind… I’m fascinated by that, I can’t wait for it, to be honest.”