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Liverpool will be looking to bounce back as we look at the best predicted starting 11 and key details for their match vs Manchester City for EPL 2022. 

Who would have thought at the start of the season that the team who was fighting for quadruple last season will be sitting at the 10th position? The team who had dropped a total of 17 points in the whole 2018-19 season has already dropped 14 points in 8 matches.

Liverpool have made an uncanny habit of conceding the first goal and then chasing the game. Injuries to their star players in form of Luis Diaz, TAA, and Matip have added fuel to the fire. Also, their game-week opponent are the current champions Citizens which will not help Liverpool’s cause.

But in spite of all these challenges, we know that Jurgen Klopp and his players are true warriors and won’t let the situation overcome them. That’s what they have shown in the midweek champions league match against Rangers where Salah scored the fastest hat-trick in Champions league history.

Meanwhile, with all the talks about Haaland’s contract and release clause in the last couple of days, the focus will be once again on the field. If any team has maintained pace with this extremely talented and well-drilled Manchester City side then it is Liverpool.

Pep knows that he couldn’t afford to take this tie lightly having already trailed the Gunners by 1 point on the league table. Liverpool are not playing their best football in PL but their 7-1 win against Rangers on Wednesday in CL has created the hopes of getting a great game of football on Sunday.


If we look for overall numbers then Liverpool certainly have the upper hand being the dominating English side in the last century. But if we look at only the PL outings after Pep Guardiola joined City then we can see how both the teams are going neck to neck with Liverpool winning 3, losing 4 and 5 of the ties are drawn. Liverpool last won against City in November 2019, and has not been able to get 3 points in the previous 5 PL encounters.

Games Played: 221 // Liverpool won: 107 // Manchester City won: 58 // Draw: 56

Match Details:

League Type: English Premier League (GW 11)

Match Type:  Liverpool vs Manchester City

Stadium: Anfield

When: October 16, 9 pm IST (3.30 pm GMT)

Squad Details:

Liverpool Squad:

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher

Defenders: Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Kostas Tsimiskas, Calvin Ramsay, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Nathaniel Philip, Trent Alexander Arnold

Midfielders: Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Naby Keita, Jordon Henderson, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliot, Arthur Melo

Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Diago Jota, Luiz Diaz, Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Current Form (Recent first): L D D

Manchester City Squad:

Goalkeepers: Stefan Ortega Moreno, Ederson, Scott Carson

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, Sergio Gomez, Manuel Akanji

Midfielders: Kalvin Phillips, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Cole Palmer

Forwards: Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Current Form (Recent first): W W W 

Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams

EPL 2022-23: Liverpool vs Manchester City Predicted Starting 11 for Liverpool

With an ever-growing injury list, Jurgen Klopp has very little to choose from to form his starting 11.
Gomez is the automatic replacement of TAA in the right-back position. With an injury to Matip, Konate will share the central defensive duties with VVD. Robertson is returning from injury and is expected to take his usual left-back position.

Elliot and Carvalho did quite well against Rangers in the last outing but Klopp would like to field some experience in mid-field against the City team. So, we expect Thiago, Fabinho, and Henderson to start the proceedings. Salah, the man of the moment is expected to share the attacking duty with in form Firmino and Diago Jota. Nunez might start on the bench and come as the first change.

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

Defence: Andy Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez

Midfield: Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Jordon Henderson

Attack: Diago Jota, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah

Formation: 4-3-3

EPL 2022-23: Liverpool vs Manchester City Predicted Starting 11 for Manchester City

Manchester City are also facing some injury issues, though the number of injured players is not as high as Liverpool. Injury to defenders Kyle Walker and John Stones will make Nathan Ake and Manuel Akanji sure starters.

Knowing the importance of this fixture, Pep gave rest to his key players Haaland, Foden, and Bernando Silva in the midweek Champions League tie against FC Copenhagen. All three of them are expected to start the game against the Reds.

Goalkeeper: Ederson

Defence: Joao Cancelo, Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji

Midfield: Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Mahrez

Attack: Erling Haaland

Formation: 4-3-3

EPL 2022-23: Manchester City vs Liverpool Fantasy 11

Liverpool vs Manchester City is known for its goal feast. So, we have chosen our defence line based on the attacking threat they possess in terms of assists or goals from stop balls and corners. Our midfield comprises playmakers who can create goal-scoring situations out of nothing.

Kevin De Bruyne is arguably the current best midfielder in PL. Whereas Phil Foden with more game time than ever before is a serious threat to any opposition. Salah and Haaland are no-brainers to have in any fantasy team; elsewhere one can leave Roberto Firmino at his own risk with the kind of form he currently is in.

With all said, let’s look at our chosen fantasy 11 for this match

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

Defenders: Andy Robertson, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Joe Gomez

Midfielders Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne

Forwards: Erling Haaland, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah

CVC Choice: Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah

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