On Sunday afternoon, when Liverpool hosts Manchester City in the Premier League, the defending champions square up against the struggling contenders in a thrilling game at Anfield.
The two dominant teams in the table are now separated by a 13-point gap after the Reds lost 3-2 to Arsenal last weekend and City defeated Southampton 4-0.
The Premier League title campaign has essentially always been a two-horse contest between Liverpool and Man City over the previous five years, but Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has already acknowledged that Sunday’s match will not determine the outcome of the title for his team this time around.
Liverpool welcome Man City to Anfield with their unbeaten home record for 2022–23 still intact. Klopp’s team has now gone 27 top-flight games without suffering a loss at their Merseyside headquarters. Liverpool now seeks to improve on their meager 10th-place finish in the Premier League table.
City enters the match against Liverpool on a three-game winning streak in the Premier League after defeating Southampton by a score of four. However, they have also dropped points against Aston Villa and Newcastle United away from home this season.
The Premier League winners can still proudly point to a 22-game undefeated road streak, one of which saw City and Liverpool tie 2-2 at Anfield last season before playing out a similar deadlock at the Etihad, although Klopp defeated Guardiola in the Community Shield in July.