Manchester City will entertain Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, on Saturday 12:30 pm. Both teams are unbeaten this season with two wins and a draw. After two weeks of international football, it’s nice to have club football back.
As Jurgen Klopp formulates his tactical plan to take on the opposition in the form of Man City manager Pep Guardiola it will be interesting to see how both teams set-up, and who gets it right tactically.
After the emphatic win over the Gunners two weeks ago, Jurgen Klopp’s men have another tough game against one of their top-six rivals. Liverpool will go into this game in good form, having started the season with a draw followed by back to back wins, confidence should be high in the camp.
Both teams would be happy with their start to the season, but the pressure would be on Pep Guardiola’s team to perform and attack as the home team, which might just suit Liverpool.
Both teams play beautiful attacking football, but are both vulnerable at the back, however, the Reds have scored eight goals already in their first three games, while City, on the other hand, have scored five. having said that, both teams have been wasteful in front of goal.
The defense will be the key to this game, Man City have looked vulnerable at the back and goalkeeper Ederson looks like his got mistakes in his game. While Liverpool have improved defensively since their opening game of the season against Watford, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are looking progressively better, while Simon Mignolet seems more assured in goal.
Philippe Coutinho will not be in the squad that travel to Man City nor will new signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Jurgen Klopp said, “Philippe loves football and he still loves this club”.
“We could have put him in the squad to play at City but we both agreed it was probably better to wait and do a few more full intensity training sessions. The same applies to Alex. He has only had time for one full session with us and obviously we play in a different way to what he has been used to at Arsenal.”