2 March 2016, 21:00 GMT+1
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Under this appealing heading, we have a match between 4th and 11th teams in EPL… But this is not what makes the game so tempting… the League Cup final, which took place on Sunday is what makes this match so epic…Let us look deep into the details of the clash…
Head to head
These teams meеt so many times, that it is hard to generate a general pattern of the battle. For current analysis, we will look at the nearest past.
The statistics for the last 6 games.
The very last match between the teams took place several days ago. It was a big battle for English League Cup, which was very desirable for both parties, but was achieved by the Citizens with Caballero’s stunning game. It may be useful to look at the highlights of the match.
Liverpool – Manchester City 1-1 (1-3). English League Cup
Coach: Jugen Klopp
Current Form: L_W_D_W_L
Position in EPL: 11
Strong suit: Fast and keen attack represented by Coutinho and Firmino. They are also very keen in attacking and counter-attacking down the wings.
Weak point: Goalkeeper position represented by Simon Mignolet. After the goal conceded from long distance shoot against Manchester City in League Cup final, the goalkeeper received a lot of criticism. In general, Mignolet is concidered an unstable goalkeeper with 36 goals conceded this season.
Injured: Gomez, Ings, Skrtel, Rossiter, Sakho, Stewart, Leiva
Coach: Manuel Pellegrini
Current Form: L_L_L_W_W
Position in EPL: 4
Strong suit: Counter attacks and through ball chances supported by strong laterals Navas and Sterling.
Weak point: Atmosphere within the team. Manchester City’s squad and statistics for the last games are very impressive, and the team seems to have no major playing problem. However, the fact that Guardiola is officially to succeed Pellegrini has created a distrustful atmosphere within the team. Moreover, there are rumors that there is a conflic between Yaya Toure and the teammates.
Injured: Nasri, De Bruyne, Delph
By: Inga Voskerchian