Man City vs Liverpool: Treble winners host Klopp’s red-hot men in a tasty lunchtime Prem battle for top spot – team news

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PREMIER LEAGUE football is back with a bang as Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad – and top spot is up for grabs.

Some would argue that the Treble winners haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season having already lost twice in the league.

Cole Palmer’s last-gasp penalty forced Man City share the spoils with Chelsea[/caption]
Mo Salah’s double inspire Liverpool to a 3-0 win against Brentford[/caption]

And that evidence was further supported when Pep Guardiola’s men were forced to share the spoils in a 4-4 thriller against Chelsea just before the international break.

However, City still find themselves sitting pretty at the summit of the table – reclaiming top spot from Tottenham who had occupied it for a number of weeks.

But breathing down their necks is a Liverpool side with the joint-best defence in the division and the Reds are fresh from thumping Brentford 3-0 at Anfield.

With just a point separating the two English giants, it promises to be nothing short of entertaining, especially if VAR makes its unpopular appearance.

When is Man City vs Liverpool?

  • Manchester City’s thrilling Premier League encounter against Liverpool will take place on Saturday, November 25.
  • It is scheduled to get underway at 12:30pm GMT
  • Etihad Stadium is the allocated arena for this huge top-of-the-table clash and it can host approximately 53,400 fans.
  • Pep Guardiola’s men thumped Liverpool when the sides last met in April.

What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • Manchester City vs Liverpool will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
  • Coverage is set to commence from 11am GMT – one hour and a half before kick-off.
  • Fans can also stream the action on NOW TV.
  • Alternatively, follow SunSport’s live blog for minute-by-minute coverage of the entire match.

What is the team news?

Pep Guardiola would have been sweating over the fitness of Erling Haaland who was forced to pull out of Norway’s squad to face Scotland with an ankle issue.

Erling Haaland suffered an ankle injury on international duty with Norway[/caption]

But reports suggest that the goal machine should be fit enough to feature in this thrilling lunchtime encounter.

However, Rodri, Nathan Ake, Ederson, John Stones, Matheus Nunes and Mateo Kovacic will all need to be assessed.

While Kevin de Bruyne continues his road to recovery following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Elsewhere, Jurgen Klopp could be spoilt for choice as FIVE players look set to return.

Alexis Mac Allister, Joe Gomez, Ryan Gravenberch, Ibrahima Konate and Curtis Jones are likely to be fit and available for selection.

As for the trio of Andy Robertson, Thiago and Stefan Bajcetic, this match has come a little too soon for them to be involved.

What are the latest odds?

  • Man City to win 8/13
  • Draw 10/3
  • Liverpool to win 7/2

*Odds courtesy of Paddy Power are correct at time of publication

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