Manchester City host Liverpool in the 2015/16 Premier League season at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 21 November
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 5.30pm GMT. Live TV coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day at 10.20pm GMT on BBC One.
Jurgen Klopp awaits his second big test since his arrival to the Premier League, as he takes his team to the Etihad Stadium to face league leaders Manchester City. The German manager has already beaten Chelsea at home. Can he pull off a victory against the title favourites?
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has fond memories from his time in Germany, as his former team triumphed twice against City in the Champions League group stages, but understands that it is a different ball game in the Premier League. Klopp has been boosted by the return to fitness of Daniel Sturridge, who is available for selection as are James Milner and Jordon Ibe, despite missing international duty with England and the England U21's respectively.
Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini is still missing a number of his key players in David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Wilfried Bony, but has received a major boost with the return of Sergio Aguero, who is certain to start against the Reds on Saturday.
City are one of the form teams in the league, and are unbeaten in over two months. They will be keen to maintain their place at the top of the table, which they could lose temporarily to Manchester United or Arsenal, as they play earlier in the day.
Raheem Sterling will have to face the ire of the Liverpool fans after he quit the club to move to the Etihad Stadium in the summer. He will be keen to prove to his doubters that the move was the correct one. Thus far with the position of the teams on the Premier League table, it seems justified.
Stat of the Match: Liverpool are winless in their last six Premier League games away to Manchester City (D2, L4)
What Managers Say
Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City): "It's important to retain the same way we finished – at the moment we are having a good season.We're the only English team to have qualified for the next round of the Champions League. We've also qualified for the quarter final of the Capital One Cup and we're top of the Premier League."
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): "I played [them] with Dortmund twice and never lost! I think eight players from that team are still there at the moment. They have high quality – but the best news is, it's football. So we have a chance. I'm looking forward to the game. Two weeks is long enough after Crystal Palace. Now we have the next chance."
Betting Odds (888Sport.com)
- Manchester City to win: 7/11
- Liverpool to win: 9/2
- Draw: 58/19
Probable Lineup: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Aguero
Probable Lineup: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Can, Lucas; Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino; Benteke.