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Manchester City vs. Liverpool: Live Stream Info and Final Score Prediction
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This year's Boxing Day schedule ends in a spectacular manner, with league leaders Liverpool travelling to third-place Manchester City in the hopes of claiming an advantage in the title race.

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The Reds are currently in a sensational vein of form, having won all of their last four league outings by scoring an average of 4.25 goals per game in those matches.

However, Manuel Pellegrini's side will look to dethrone the Merseysiders as England's in-form outfit and have a strong recent record of their own, unbeaten in their last nine outings across all competitions while scoring 16 goals in their last four.

With a titanic head-to-head set to unfold, read on for all the vital viewing information ahead of this top-of-the-table encounter, as well as a prediction of which team will have more cause to celebrate the festivities.

 

Date: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Time: 5:30 p.m. GMT/12:30 p.m. EST

Viewing Info: BT Sport 1

Live Stream: BT Sport App (subscription required)

 

Manchester City Player to Watch: Samir Nasri

Despite all the riches that have changed hands in pursuit of the Citizens forming an even more star-studded cast at the Etihad in recent seasons, Pellegrini has given Samir Nasri something of a new lease of life this season.

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The Frenchman has been revitalised this term, building on the strong run of form shown at the end of the last campaign and starting in 13 of his 17 Premier League outings.

In Jon Flanagan, Brendan Rodgers has an extremely promising presence at full-back to stand in while Jose Enrique recovers from injury but a potential weak point that Kevin Mirallas exploited to good effect back in late November.

With the wealth of attacking talent in City's squad, Thursday's hosts can rely upon the likes of Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure to finish chances should they come, but it's up to players such as Nasri to ensure there are chances to be finished in the first place.

 

Liverpool Player to Watch: Luis Suarez

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At the moment, there's no other Liverpool player who deserves a greater deal of the spotlight than Luis Suarez, and Rodgers' man marvel celebrated last week's four-and-half-year contract extension with a brace against Cardiff City.

With 19 goals in just 12 appearances, per Transfermarkt.co.uk, the Uruguayan poacher has cemented his place atop the Premier League's scoring charts and showed that he's capable of putting the ball past anyone in his current run of form.

Squawka show exactly how prolific the attacker has been over the last few months:

Vincent Kompany and Martin Demichelis will be sure to provide the forward with as tight a coverage as they can, but even the stingiest of defences have crumbled under Suarez's assault this term.

 

Prediction: Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool

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