[Teams] Liverpool vs Man City: Confirmed line-ups from Anfield
Premier League leaders Liverpool take on defending champions Manchester City in a titanic clash at Anfield this afternoon. Here are the line-ups:
Premier League leaders Liverpool take on defending champions Manchester City in a titanic clash at Anfield this afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp welcomes skipper Jordan Henderson back into the team after he recovered from an illness that kept him out of the Champions League win over Genk last week. Naby Keita is the man to make way as Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum keep their places in the middle of the park.
Liverpool also recall Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in attack after they were rested in midweek while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Dejan Lovren join Virgil van Dijk in defence.
Man City have been dealt a major blow as Ederson has been ruled out with a muscle injury so Claudio Bravo starts in goal. Angelino starts at left-back with John Stones, Fernandinho and Kyle Walker making-up the back four.
Pep Guardiola has been given some positive news as Rodri is fit to start in midfield alongside Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne. Bernardo and Raheem Sterling support Sergio Aguero in the City attack with Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez on the bench.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Adrian, Milner, Keita, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Origi.
Bravo, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Angelino, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero
Subs: Carson, Jesus, Silva, Mahrez, Cancelo, Otamendi, Foden
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