While it would be foolish to rule this Liverpool side out of the title race so early, injuries have taken their toll – and this game is, in reality, a must-not-lose for the champions in terms of their hopes of retaining their crown.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Liverpool vs Man City is scheduled for a 4:30pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, February 7, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Anfield due to coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Liverpool vs Man City
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the SkyGo app.
Liverpool vs Man City team news
It is more a case of who is available for Liverpool than who isn’t. Klopp is mired in an injury crisis with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Naby Keita and Diogo Jota all sidelined.
Liverpool will be hoping Sadio Mane is back from his injury absence, while Alisson Becker missed the defeat to Brighton with illness and will be pushing to return.
As for City, Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Ake remain sidelined, while Sergio Aguero may not be risked for fear of a further setback.
Liverpool vs Man City prediction: City to win 1-0
The champions have been poor at home, and City are looking extremely tight in defence as well as strong in attack. A controlled away win could be on the cards – but if Liverpool respond well to their latest setback, it could be a thriller.
Premier League head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool vs Man City betting odds and tips (subject to change)
Man City to win 1-0: Between 9/1 and 10/1