Liverpool are aiming to go top of the league against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in this Saturday’s early kick-off.

Heading into the fixture Manchester City are in first place, one point ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool.

Manchester City

City are unbeaten in their last four matches in the Premier League, since a 1-0 loss against Arsenal at the Emirates last month.

The last time Pep Guardiola’s men were in action they conceded four against Chelsea in an entertaining 4-4 draw.

This brought them closer to Liverpool and Arsenal in the standings.

Despite injury concerns over the international break, Erling Haaland, Ederson and Nathan Ake all look to be available for selection for Guardiola.

But Matheus Nunes, John Stones, Kevin De Bruyne and Mateo Kovacic are still away from action due to injury.


Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five league matches since a controversial game against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Reds defeated Brentford 3-0 before the international break, gaining confidence on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Luton Town.

Liverpool have also been plagued with their own injury problems, as Ryan Gravenberch, Curtis Jones, Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate are looking to be back in action against the league leaders. However, Stefan Bajcetic, Andy Robertson and Thiago Alcantara, are still sidelined.

Liverpool have been heavily reliant on their performances at Anfield this season, winning all six of their Premier League games at home this season. Meanwhile, The Reds have only managed two wins from six on the road.

Talking Points

While the battle for three points is the main aim between the two sides, the fight for the Golden Boot is also in its early stages as Haaland and Mo Salah remain just three goals apart at the top of the scoring charts.

The Manchester City striker is on 13 and Salah on 10.

Haaland is aiming to break the record for the fastest player to score 50 goals, being just one goal away in just 47 games.

The current record is held by Andy Cole, achieving this feat in 65 games. However, Haaland may have to wait to achieve this, after having not scored against Liverpool for Manchester City.

The Blues are currently the highest scorers in the league, scoring 32 goals in 12 games, averaging almost three goals a game. But Liverpool have the best defensive record in the league, conceding just 10 in the same number of games.

As always, this fixture looks to be an exciting match with lots of quality. A high scoring bout between two of the best managers in Premier League history could be on the cards.

Liverpool have not won at the Etihad since their 4-1 win in 2015 in an enthralling title race. Jurgen Klopp is hoping to change this on Saturday.