The latest game between Liverpool and Manchester City takes place this Sunday, August 26th.The two teams come into Sunday's game with motivation to take this latest matchup. Liverpool is coming off a disappointing 3-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion last Saturday, while Manchester City has won its last five games and will be wanting to make it six.
Even though Man City comes into the game with more success, recent history between the two teams slightly supports Liverpool. In their past five games facing each other, Liverpool has won two games, Man City has one victory, and the teams have played to a draw twice.
Liverpool will be without defender Daniel Agger, who is out because of a one-game ban after not deciding to appeal a red card given to him in the West Bromwich game. Man City will be without three players because of injuries, forward Sergio Aguero, midfielder Gareth Barry and defender Micah Richards.
All this makes for a very unpredictable matchup this Sunday.
Time: 11:00 am ET
Live Stream: TBD
TV: Fox Soccer
Liverpool will be looking to rebound from the disappointing loss last Saturday. The loss of Agger will cause problems, but the decision not to appeal the red flag was a good one as Agger now will only miss the game against Manchester City rather than missing two games.
Prior to the loss to West Bromwich, Liverpool had won three straight games, the last two by 3-1 and 3-0 scores. They definitely want to get back to that type of result, but it will be difficult against Man City.
Although it's very early in the season, Liverpool doesn't want to fall behind too far, so a win would obviously be very good here. A win against Man City would pull them even with them in the standings.
Manchester City Breakdown
When you're on a winning streak, you don't want to stop it, even if only one of the games have been in the regular season. Given the fact that they haven't been exactly successful against Liverpool will even give them more motivation to continue that winning streak.
Starting off the season with two straight wins would be a great start to defending the Premier League title.
Liverpool will put up a fight, but the talent and confidence of Manchester City will be too much for the Reds to overcome. This should be, and will be, a high-scoring game. Manchester City wins 3-2.