English Premier League leaders Manchester City will host Liverpool on Sunday in the biggest game of the season.
Pep Guardiola’s side are atop the standings with 73 points, just one ahead of red-hot Liverpool.
Many are inclined to think that the winner of this iconic clash will eventually lift the EPL trophy, as the reds seek a second title in three seasons.
There is no doubt this is the most anticipated game in the English football calendar as City came back twice in a 2-2 draw last time out.
Liverpool have been the best-performing team in the land and have done well to close the 13-point gap City enjoyed in January.
The giants face off twice in the space of the week as they meet at Wembley in the FA Cup over Easter, with Liverpool looking to land the quadruple having earned Carabao Cup success in February.
Klopp’s side come into this huge game on a four-game winning streak on the road, however they haven’t won a league match at the Etihad Stadium since running out 4-1 winners back in 2015.
What time does Man City vs Liverpool start?
The game kicks off at 6:30pm Kenyan time at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Liverpool team news
Ruben Dias’ absence is a huge blow for the hosts but the return of Kyle Walker is somewhat of a boost for the home team.
Ilkay Gundogan is set to keep his place in midfield alongside Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne.
Phil Foden made a huge impact from the bench against Atletico Madrid and this may be enough to hand him a place in the starting XI.
Klopp could make just one change to the side that started at the Estadio Da Luz on Tuesday, with Joel Matip returning to partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the defence.
Naby Keita, Fabinho and Thiago Alacantara will be the trio in midfield.
Up front, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah will lead the attacking line for the hosts.
Man City vs Liverpool head to head
From the 51 matches played between these two sides, Liverpool have the advantage after winning 23 times compared to City’s 10 wins.
Another 18 have resulted in a stalemate.
Man City vs Liverpool current form
Neither side has lost in their last five games, with City dropping points in two games, two barren draws against Sporting Lisbon and Crystal Palace.
Liverpool on the other hand have won all their five matches prior to this encounter.
Man City vs Liverpool prediction
This is going to be one for the ages and we are in for a cracker of a fixture. With all that’s at stake, both teams can score but a draw could be the most likely outcome.