Liverpool hammered Rangers in midweek, but they are already 13 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have picked up just two of the last nine available points, while the visitors have won three in a row, scoring 13 in the process.
Again facing an injury crisis, Klopp is without Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberalin, Naby Keita, Arthur and Luis Diaz. City’s absences are not as significant, with only Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker sidelined.
Winner: Manchester City
City are once again miles clear in the expected goal difference table despite sitting one point behind Arsenal.
These fixtures have been fiercely competitive over the last few seasons with the teams locked in title battles, but this has a very different feel. Liverpool have been wildly disappointing in the Premier League, and City’s attack has been tearing teams apart.
Perhaps the hosts up their game for this one, but there are fundamental issues which make it difficult to see them avoiding defeat.
Anytime Goalscorer: Erling Haaland
Rested for the draw with Copenhagen in midweek, Erling Haaland should be fresh for Sunday’s match on Merseyside. The Norwegian has failed to score just twice for club and country since the Community Shield, netting six goals in his last three matches.
Haaland has amassed nine expected goals, which is not only the most in the league, but 2.9 more than anyone else. He was unlucky to only score once against Southampton last weekend, and will be a threat throughout at Anfield.
To Be Shown A Card: Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson is yet to be booked this season, which is surprising considering how often he has looked off the pace. Arsenal overran the England international last weekend, and City will do the same.
Generally not a player who ends up in the referee’s notebook too often, Henderson is given a lengthy price to be booked in this one.
There’s definite value here, as he could be forced into tactical fouls or simply outpaced by City’s swarming midfield.
All odds are subject to change