After the draw in a direct duel, Manchester City is still one point ahead of Liverpool FC in the table. The most important information about the title fight.
Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC: 2:2 in a direct duel
On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City and Liverpool drew 2-2 in the Premier League, with coach Pep Guardiola’s team giving away two leads.
Here is the analysis.
Manchester City vs. Liverpool FC: Lineups in a direct duel
Manchester City: Ederson – Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo – Bernardo Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne – Gabriel Jesus (Grealish 83), Sterling (Mahrez 75), Foden.
Liverpool FC: Alisson – Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, van Dijk, Robertson – Henderson (78 Keita), Fabinho, Thiago – Salah, Diogo Jota (70 Luis Diaz), Mane (84 Firmino).
Gates: 1-0 De Bruyne (5′), 1-1 Diogo Jota (13′), 2-1 Gabriel Jesus (37′), 2-2 Mane (46′)
Here are the reactions to the game.
Premier League: Table after the 31st matchday
In the table, City are still one point ahead of Liverpool with seven games to go. Another club is unlikely to get involved in the title fight: Third-placed Chelsea are twelve points behind City but still have a game up their sleeve.
West Ham United
Brighton & Hove Albion
Liverpool FC vs. Manchester City: The rest of the program
City should have the slightly easier rest of the program. Guardiola’s side no longer have to deal with any of the five other supposed “big ones” and also have four home games left.
Although Liverpool also has four home games, they meet Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, among others. The big hit of English football takes place at Anfield on April 19th.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)
Manchester United (W)
Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Watford FC (H)
Newcastle United (A)
Leeds United (A)
Newcastle United (W)
West Ham United (A)
Southampton FC (A)
Liverpool FC vs. Manchester City: The Form
Liverpool has been in impressive form for weeks. In the Premier League, Klopp’s side won ten straight games before beating City 2-2. The only competitive defeat in this calendar year was in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League against Inter Milan. The 0:1 was ultimately irrelevant because of the 2:0 from the first leg.
City, on the other hand, made one or the other mistake in the past few weeks. In the Premier League, it included draws at FC Southampton and Crystal Palace and a 2-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool FC vs. Manchester City: The Burden
In terms of schedule density, both teams have the same prerequisites. City and Liverpool are both still in the FA Cup and Champions League.
City dueled in the CL quarter-finals with Atletico Madrid (first leg 1-0), Liverpool with Benfica (3-1). The two teams will even meet in the FA Cup semifinals – next Saturday, April 16, at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Liverpool FC vs. Manchester City: The personnel situation
Both teams are going into the season finale at full strength. Liverpool currently has not a single injury, with City only defense chief Ruben Dias is missing.
He’s been out for over a month with a thigh problem. Ahead of the Liverpool clash, Guardiola announced that Dias would be out for “ten days to two weeks”. He was most recently replaced in central defense by Aymeric Laporte and John Stones.