Two teams dictating the pace in the English Premier League, Liverpool and Manchester City, will battle for supremacy at Anfield this Sunday afternoon.
Both teams that would be slugging it out in the Super Sunday clash have 19 points apiece after seven games respectively.
After watching how the other Manchester team produced a remarkable comeback on Saturday against Newcastle United, expectations are understandably high for an explosive encounter at Anfield this afternoon.
Sunday’s game at Anfield pitches two coaches that seemingly know themselves inside out after years in the German Bundesliga before the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp has the edge; winning seven times against Pep Guardiola with the Spaniard registering five wins and the other two games between the managers ending in a stalemate.
The Reds are viewed by many as the team who will be City’s closest challengers this term and such assertions are backed up by the table at present, with both teams sitting on 19 points.
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Kick off is 4.30 p.m.
STARTING XI: Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson; Mane, Salah, Firmino
SUBS: Mignolet, Fabinho, Keita, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
STARTING XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, Silva, Bernardo; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
SUBS: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Sane, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden
KICKOFF at Anfield!
Riyad Mahrez is caught offside as City try an early attack
Salah tries a low shot but misses the target, however.
Liverpool making the early runs and are dominant at the moment
The last time Liverpool lost to City at home is 17 games ago, a 2-1 defeat back in May 2003
Klopp yelling at his players, not satisfied with their performance probably
Liverpool get their second corner kick of the game
Almost… but great response by Ederson the Man City keeper
Sterling wins first corner kick for Man City
Still no clear-cut attempts on target so far; Mohamed Salah’s dragged shot the closest we have come to a breakthrough moment. Man City have not really got going at all so far, which is largely down to Klopp’s men pegging them right back.
Martin Atkinson waves off a penalty shout from Manchester City.
Yellow Card: City’s Bernardo Silva booked for foul on Salah
All of a sudden it is Man City who are edging possession – 54% to Liverpool’s 46% – but they have not looked like scoring.
City have already lost three times to the Reds this calendar year, any chance for Guardiola’s men today
Play momentarily stopped as James Milner goes down without any contact
Not looking like Milner can continue.. Naby Keita to come in
We are already at the half-hour mark… still no goal at Anfield
Four Africans are on parade in this Super Sunday clash ongoing at Anfield
Chance for Manchester City but the world most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk forces off a corner kick
While many goals were predicted today, it has to be remembered that these sides also boast the best defenses in the Premier League.too.. A tight affair so far
Free kick for Man City
Two minutes added time
Easy catch for City keeper Ederson as Salah and Firmino try to squeeze out a goal
Surprisingly, No shots on target in the first half
Half Time: Liverpool 0-0 Man City
Action resumes for the second half
Liverpool start on the front foot but no goals yet
Close! Liverpool comes close but Mane failed to do enough 0
Close! Liverpool comes close but Mane failed to do enough
No new substitutions from both managers aside Naby Keita who came in the first half for Milner
YELLOW CARD: Sergio Aguero booked for a late tackle
Chance! City’s Mahrez with a swift strike but off the target
Another missed chance for Salah… the Egyptian not in his usual element
YELLOW Card Benjamin Mendy booked and City now have three players booked by the ref
Man City Sub: Gabriel Jesus replaces Sergio Aguero
Aguero is now without a goal in 10 trips to Anfield
CHANCE… Salah with an opportunity but his effort goes high… Still 0-0
Liverpool FC make their second substitution with Daniel Sturridge replacing Roberto Firmino.
Chance for City Silva sends a cross and Mahrez’s strike parried for a corner kick
Raheem Sterling taken off or Leroy Sane
Gabriel Jesus is caught offside as the time winds down at Anfield
PENALTY!!! Leroy Sane wins a crucial kick for City
Mahrez blows it away!!!
The Algerian has missed four in his last six penalty kicks
Three minutes added time
Liverpool win a throw-in near the corner area of City
Full Time Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City
Liverpool equal a club record of nine clean sheets at home…