Man City vs Liverpool (LIVE UPDATES): Guardiola, Klopp battle for supremacy

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. [Photo credit: Liverpool FC]
Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. [Photo credit: Liverpool FC]

While many may have concluded that nothing is at stake in Thursday night’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Liverpool, the reverse seems to be the case even though the title race has already been decided.

While Liverpool would want to show tonight that they are indeed a formidable side and deserve the accolade they finally got after a 30-year wait, City would be desperate to avoid any more humiliation by the Reds.

The above scenario perfectly sets the tone for a potentially explosive tie at the Etihad as City host new champions, Liverpool.

In the reverse fixture at Anfield, Liverpool raced into a 2-0 lead after only 13 minutes before going on to seal a 3-1 triumph.

While the Reds will be gunning for a double even as they have their eyes on a handful of records still to be broken, City would be consoled if they can get one past their rivals tonight.

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Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City is ruled offside

A chance for Liverpool…. but Salah fluffs it

Both teams have started well enough tonight

Sadio Mane heads the ball but his effort is nowhere near the goal

Foul on Roberston

Gabriel Jesus flagged offside again

Chance… Salah comes close but his low drive beats the goalkeeper but hits the goalpost

Twenty-two minutes gone now still Manchester City 0-0 Liverpool

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Penalty for City

Yellow card for Joe Gomez

GOAL… Kevin de Bryune scores for Man City

Water break for both teams

Very lively first 25 minutes

Game back on

Manchester City have now scored 11 goals at the Etihad without conceding

A chance for City but Gabriel Jesus does too much before releasing the shot.. Goal kick for Liverpool

Liverpool have a free-kick

City keeper Ederson rushes out to stop Salah

Goal… Raheem Sterling doubles the lead for City

Phil Foden provided the assist for the goal.

Manchester City really want to make an impression tonight

If City wins tonight, they would cut Liverpool’s lead to 20 points

It is on record that no manager has secured more victory over Guardiola than Jurgen Klopp… Can the German coach still find a way tonight

Liverpool have not won just three games this season in the league .. At Old Trafford against United, at Vicarage Road against Watford and Everton at Goodison Park

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy is booked for time-wasting

Free kick for City in the centre circle

Kevin de Byrune’s goal tonight is his first-ever against Liverpool

GOAL… Foden makes it 3-0

Ball possession: Manchester City: 52%, Liverpool: 48%.

We have 3 minute(s) of time to be added

Half-Time Manchester City 3-0 Liverpool

Half-Time Manchester City 3-0 Liverpool

Klopp brings in Alex Oxlade Chamberlain for Gomez

Raheem Sterling almost gets a second goal tonight… City get a corner kick

Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City is ruled offside

Horrible first touch denies Sadio Mane a good chance for Liverpool

Free kick for Liverpool and VAR checking for a possible penalty

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been replaced by Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum also taken off for Naby Keita in a tactical substitution.

GOAL .. City get their fourth goal of the night

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain aids the ball into his own net … Manchester City 4-0 Liverpool

This is the first time Liverpool have trailed by three goals at half time of a Premier League game since May 2015, when they were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City. They are currently been torn apart now by Man City

A double change for Manchester City as Raheem Sterling and Laporte make way for Otamendi and Bernado Silva

A chance .. Kevin de Bruyne comes close

Four minutes added time

GOALLLL…Riyad Mahrez makes it 5-0

The goal has been chopped off

Full-Time Manchester City 4-0 Liverpool

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