Monday, 11 April 2011

Liverpool v Manchester City Match Preview

Liverpool will be battling Manchester City tonight for a crucial three points at Anfield.
The Merseyside Reds will have a lot to prove as they have been unable to beat the Blues of Manchester in their last four meetings. If Liverpool fail to pull off a win, their hopes of clinching a Champions League spot will definitely be gone.

Manchester City have suffered in away form though so far in 2011, a weakness Liverpool will indeed pounce on.

The Reds have been unlucky with injuries this season, including captain Steven Gerrard’s groin injury which will see him out for the rest of the season. Daniel Agger will also see the sidelines for the rest of the season with knee problems. Manager Kenny Dalglish’s choices for the back will be limited with Martin Kelly and Glen Johnson also out with hamstring. Fabio Aurelio remains in doubt.

Roberto Mancini’s side is not enduring much luck either. Kolo Toure was suspended earlier in the season by failing a drugs test, Shay Given’s shoulder is still on the mend, and Jerome Boateng is out for the remainder of the season as well after undergoing knee surgery.

A win for Manchester City would put them in third place, one point above Chelsea and ten points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United.

Three points for Liverpool would keep them in sixth place, but still in contention for that highly desired Europe placement while closing the gap on fifth place Tottenham.

Kick-off is at 8pm and will be shown live on Sky Sports 1.

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