Liverpool FC v Manchester City – Starting teams

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Updated: April 13, 2014
Brendan Rodgers

It could decide the winner of the 2014 English premier league, we have the starting teams from Anfield as Liverpool FC  welcome Manchester City.

Head-to-head

  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last five league games against Liverpool (W2, D3).
  • Liverpool have lost only once in 16 Premier League games at home to City (W10, D5) – a 2-1 defeat in 2003.
  • The two clubs have scored 92 first-half goals between them: Liverpool 55, Manchester City 37. The next highest is Chelsea with 28.

Liverpool

  • The Reds are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League matches, winning the last nine. They have score 46 goals during this unbeaten period, an average of 3.2 goals per game.
  • Liverpool picked up seven points against the five teams they are still to play from the reverse fixtures earlier this season.
  • Brendan Rodgers’ side have won all four home meetings with fellow members of the top seven so far this season, scoring 14 and conceding just once.
  • Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have scored 49 goals this season – the only strike partnership in Premier League history to score more in a season is Peter Beardsley and Andy Cole for Newcastle in 1993-94 (55 goals).
  • Rodgers’ side have failed to score in just two of their 33 league matches.
  • Steven Gerrard has provided a league-high seven assists from dead-ball situations this season.


Manchester City

  • Manchester City accrued 15 points from the seven teams they are still to play in the reverse fixtures from earlier this season.
  • City’s only defeat in their last 20 league games (W16, D3) was 1-0 at home to fellow title-chasers Chelsea two months ago.
  • They have not lost in their last 10 away league matches (W7, D3).
  • Manuel Pellegrini’s men have conceded in back-to-back league games, having previously kept five consecutive Premier League clean sheets.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored in five successive Premier League appearances and has netted six league goals in his last six away games.

STARTING TEAMS

Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez, Sturridge SUBS Jones, Toure, Agger, Aspas, Moses, Allen, Lucas

Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko

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