Classic Game To Be Drawn Between Two Greats

The top two in the Premier League meet at the Etihad on Thursday evening as Manchester City Host Champions Liverpool.

Man City Boss Pep Guardiola confirmed his side will form a guard of honour for the newly crowned champions.

When and Where?

The game takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday 2nd July with kick off at 8:15pm.

Previous meetings

This is the 215th game in all competitions between these two sides, with the Reds having won almost half of them, however in recent times it has been the sky blues who have recorded more wins over their rivals having won two of the three previous meetings.

The last fixture between the two sides was probably the result that made many sit up and believe that Jurgen Klopp’s men would be crowned Champions after Liverpool won 3-1 thanks to goals from Fabinho, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane before Bernardo Silva grabbed a late consolation goal.

Team News

Manchester City remain without the suspended Fernandinho, who must complete a two-match ban.

Sergio Aguero is out for the season, while Eric Garcia could again be absent due to the head injury he suffered against Arsenal.

Liverpool defender Joel Matip will miss the rest of the campaign because of a foot injury.

James Milner is back in training after a hamstring issue caused him to sit out the win over Crystal Palace.

Last Five Games

Manchester City

(W) 2-0 vs Newcastle (FA Cup)

(L) 1-2 vs Chelsea

(W) 5-0 vs Burnley

(W) 3-0 vs Arsenal

(L) 0-2 vs Manchester United


Liverpool:

(W) 4-0 vs Crystal Palace

(D) 0-0 vs Everton

(L) 2-3 vs Athletic Madrid (Champions League)

(W) 2-1 vs Bournemouth

(L) 0-2 vs Chelsea (FA Cup)

Prediction

These are potentially the best two sides in Premier League history. Liverpool have thoroughly deserved their first ever Premier League title, whilst Manchester City given any other season probably would have expected a third league title in a row.

Two great sides with two great managers and despite the title being decided already I believe it will still live up to its expected status as a classic.

Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool

Match Preview written by Ryan Day