Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2014

Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo, centre left, has a shot blocked by Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Dec. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Jon Super

In what is undoubtedly the must-watch fixture of this Premier League weekend, perhaps even the entire season, Liverpool and Manchester City are set to clash in a bid to decide who ends this season with silverware in hand.

Brendan Rodgers is hoping his league-leading Reds can do away with the staunch challenge of Manuel Pellegrini's side before concentrating on the rest of their campaign, but this is undoubtedly the biggest obstacle left in their path.

Ahead of such a crunch fixture, we've got all the essential viewing information to ensure you're there for the whole 90 minutes, along with some key information heading into the matchup.


Date: Sunday, April 13

Time: 1:37 p.m. BST/8:37 a.m. ET

Live Stream: Sky Go app (subscription required), NBC Sports Live Extra (subscription required)

TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (U.K.), NBC Sports Network (U.S.)


Top Storylines

To The Victor Go the Spoils

Jon Super

Although one can't guarantee what might happen in the fixtures that remain for either club after this weekend, it's highly likely that the winner of Sunday's meeting, should there be one, will become 2013-14 Premier League champions.

Liverpool currently sit four points above third-place Manchester City, who still have two games in hand and must grab three points this weekend if they're to remain in control of their own fortunes.

As Mike Keegan of the Manchester Evening News shows on Twitter, ticket prices are indicative of the titanic encounter fans are expecting:

The Merseysiders must still play second-place Chelsea at home in a fortnight's time, but given that Jose Mourinho's men still have Champions League commitments to think about, even that fixture is looking winnable at present.


Hillsborough 25th Anniversary


To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, all Premier League, Football League and Conference matches this weekend will kick off seven minutes late.

BBC News' Dan Roan confirmed the delay in Liverpool's case, which is of course of particular significance:

The gesture has been made by the Football Association in honour of those who died at Hillsborough six minutes into the 1989 FA Cup semi-final tie between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15.

Six minutes after all usual kickoff times, a minute's silence will be held to remember those whose lives were lost on a most tragic day for the sport.


Key Battle

Steven Gerrard vs. Fernandinho

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15:  Fernandinho of Manchester City collides with the net during the Budweiser FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers at the Etihad Stadium on January 15, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (P
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It took the £30 million summer arrival some time to acclimate, but Manchester City's Fernandinho has grown to become one of the most useful weapons at Pellegrini's disposal, and he's set to play a big hand in Sunday's matchup.

For standing opposite the Brazilian is another influential presence in the shape of Steven Gerrard, fresh after grabbing a brace at Upton Park last Sunday and ensuring Liverpool's title hopes remained intact following the 2-1 beating of West Ham.

Sky Sports' Daniel Storey shows just how much impact Fernandinho has had on the City cause along with team-mate Yaya Toure:

For all the creative nuance that Gerrard brings to the fore alongside Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen, Fernandinho is the anchoring presence that threatens to quell the Liverpool captain's string-pulling antics.

Should City's midfield general succeed in doing so, Liverpool will have lost the engine that's been running their cause this term, with the ammunition supplied to Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez likely to suffer as a result.