Liverpool will host the league leaders, Manchester City, at Anfield Stadium on January 21. Both teams are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games. However, both teams have also played a draw in their last five outings.

Man City’s been on an incredulous unbeaten run. They’ve only played two draws this Premier League campaign. They played their last draw against Crystal Palace, who are standing in the bottom half of the points table.

The neck and neck match will be exciting for soccer fans just to see whether Liverpool capsizes City’s ship or again the fixture ends up as a banana skin for The Reds.

What to expect

Both teams will have the best attacking players in their playing-11.

The teams have been in the spotlight this season for their attacking plays. In the last meeting, Man City defeated Liverpool, by a score of 5-0, at City’s home ground, Etihad Stadium.

Undoubtedly, the match will be action-packed since both teams will have so much at stake. Man City will try to maintain their unbeaten record, whereas Liverpool will try to snatch all the three points at home to put pressure on Chelsea and Man United for the third place.

In the last five head to head games, Liverpool has won three games, whereas Man City has won in only one meeting and both teams shared points in one match.

Liverpool will play this game without the Brazilian star winger, Philippe Coutinho. The player was sold by the team to FC Barcelona in the contemporary transfer window. This transfer was in discussion since the last summer transfer window.

Fight for the second place

Although both teams will play to win, Liverpool will have much more to lose than the opponent. If Liverpool drops all three points, then they could lose their current position, fourth, to Tottenham Hotspur. If they win, they’d certainly move to the third place if Chelsea drops points.

There’s no rhyme or reason to look at the first spot as Manchester City has already occupied [VIDEO] it for the rest of the season. The teams with the like of Man United, Chelsea, and Liverpool are in line to fight for the spot after the league leaders.

Manchester United played well in the beginning of the season to compete for the first place with their local rivals, Man City. But United gave up on the title race due to their lack of consistency. After all, City also deserves praises as they set the record of the longest winning run in the Premier League this season.

Overall, watching the Liverpool vs. Man City match will be time well spent. Both teams have so much to lose. Pep Guardiola, Man City’s boss will try to keep the unbeaten run untouched and replicate the performance in the 5-0 win last September against Liverpool.