Liverpool hosts Manchester City on Sunday when the two chief Premier League contenders will collide at Anfield in a matchup that’s sure to have huge ramifications on the title race. City hasn’t beaten the Reds at Anfield since May 2003, and Pep Guardiola faces a great task in attempting to stop Liverpool extending its six-point lead at the summit.
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It was the two meetings between these sides that unsurprisingly had a large impact in deciding last season’s title. Liverpool was held 0-0 at home in October 2018 before losing, 2-1, at the Etihad Stadium in January 2019, going on to finish as runners-up by one point.
Jurgen Klopp will be motivated to avoid the same failures with his side in a somewhat comfortable lead, and the fires of rivalry between him and Guardiola have been stoked in the past week. Guardiola recently said he was the “wrong guy” after previously suggesting Liverpool winger Sadio Mane was prone to diving following the Reds’ narrow 2-1 win at Aston Villa in Week 11.
Klopp’s side has won each of its seven home games so far this season, including a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Arsenal in the League Cup when they drew 5-5 after 90 minutes. The Merseysiders extended their unbeaten streak to 11 matches after edging Genk 2-1 at home in the Champions League on Tuesday.
City has won four of its five away fixtures in the Premier League this campaign, each by a margin of at least two goals. Its only away defeat in the top flight this term was a 3-2 upset at Norwich City in September.
City striker Sergio Aguero has nine goals in the Premier League this season—one fewer than top-scorer Jamie Vardy—and teammate Raheem Sterling isn’t far behind with seven.
Mane will hope to strike back at City following Guardiola’s comments, seeking to build on his tally of six league goals, one more than Reds comrade Mohamed Salah.
Guardiola has lost four of eight competitive meetings vs. Klopp’s Liverpool at City, but the Catalan coach hopes to replicate last season’s unbeaten formula against the Reds.