Although no longer decisive, the match Manchester City v Liverpool at Etihad still promises excitement.
Liverpool as the new Premier League champions will face the team they rolled away from the throne, Manchester City, on Thursday (2/7) evening local time.
Both sides are very far adrift in the table, with a gap of 23 points already impossible to bridge in the remaining seven matches following City’s 2-1 defeat at home to Chelsea last week.
Although no longer decisive, Pep Guardiola’s squad battle against Jurgen Klopp’s children at the Etihad Stadium still promises excitement.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne (C), Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus.
Liverpool XI: Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino
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The course of the match
The Liverpool player was welcomed by the Guard of Honor by the entire Manchester City squad and coaching staff.
3′ – Gabriel Jesus confronted Alisson and conquered it easily. But the linesman has raised the flag.
4′ – Wrong and Mane took turns firing at Manchester City. But Ederson readily stopped him.
10′ – After De Bruyne’s shot was blocked. Liverpool immediately counterattack quickly. But Mane’s header using Alexander-Arnold’s cross, still off the mark.
19 ‘- POLE! Wrong action on the edge of the penalty box failed to stop the player behind the host. Luckily his shot had passed the reach of Ederson’s hand, stopped the goalpost!
24′ – PENALTY! Sterling stopped Joe Gomez in the forbidden box. Anthony Taylor immediately pointed to the spot!
25′ – GOAL! De Bruyne directs the ball in reverse with Alisson’s jump. Host leads!
Live broadcast Manchester City vs Liverpool
Week 32 of the 2019/20 Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool will be broadcast live on Mola TV on Friday (3/7) at 02:15 WIB.
Check out the full TV schedule here.
|TV station||Grindstone TV|
|LIVE streaming||Grindstone TV|
When will the Manchester City vs Liverpool Match take place?
|Competition||Manchester City vs Liverpool|
|Date||Friday, July 3, 2020|
Prediction of Manchester City Squad
|Position||Estimated composition of Man City’s core team (4-3-3)|
|Defender||Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy|
|Midfielder||De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden|
|Striker||Bernardo Silva, Jesus, Sterling|
Liverpool Squad Prediction
|Position||Estimated composition of Liverpool first team (4-3-3)|
|Defender||Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson|
|Midfielder||Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum|
|Striker||Salah, Firmino, Mane|
For the first time since May 6, 1991, Liverpool will take to the field holding the status as English champions. The first opponent faced by the Reds after locking the title was Manchester City the champion last year.
City manager Pep Guardiola is heartened to acknowledge Liverpool’s superiority this season and is ready to give guard of honor when welcoming the arrival of the army of Jurgen Klopp at Etihad.
“Of course we will. We will give guard of honour“Of course,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.
“We always welcome Liverpool in an extraordinary way when they come to our house. They cannot complain and, of course, we will do it because they deserve it,” he added.
Liverpool was officially named the champion with the fastest record after City surrendered 2-1 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week, but Klopp was not necessarily complacent.
“We accept it, it[[guard of honour]is a good gesture, 100 percent. “But honestly I don’t need it, because we went there wanting to play football and win the game,” said the German coach.
Many other records can still be broken by Liverpool, including the highest number of points in a season that happened to be recorded by Man City two years ago (100).
On the other hand, The Sky Blues will certainly try to block Liverpool’s efforts to get past their historical record. Not only that, City can take advantage of this party and the rest of the EPL season to continue to heat the engine facing two other competitions: the FA Cup and the Champions League.
The host will not be strengthened by Sergio Aguero who must be absent until the end of the season, and young defender Eric Garcia may not be able to appear after suffering a head injury against Arsenal (17/6).
Guardiola is also without winger Leroy Sane who will soon join Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Fernandinho is suspended.
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The only absence in the stronghold of Liverpool is only center back Joel Matip. The 28-year-old campaign ended prematurely due to injury.
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