Liverpool v Manchester Metropolis
English Premier League
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Referee: Michael Oliver
This Sunday, league leaders Manchester Metropolis face-off in opposition to defending champions Liverpool.
This match is a must-win for Liverpool in the event that they hope to retain their crown.
Liverpool are at present fourth with 40 factors. Metropolis are first with 47 factors and a recreation in hand.
Liverpool’s horrendous season continues, and it doesn’t appear like they’ll be defending their Premier League title.
The Reds have been poor recently, having misplaced back-to-back video games at Anfield after their historic 68-game unbeaten streak.
On Wednesday in opposition to Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool have been lower than scratch. This recreation ought to have been a stroll within the park for the Reds, with Brighton close to the underside of the desk and with nowhere close to the identical firepower.
Nonetheless, Liverpool actually struggled in assault with only one shot heading in the right direction, in comparison with 4 by Brighton.
This dangerous kind is most probably resulting from Liverpool’s harm disaster, with lots of their key gamers dominated out in the mean time.
Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Naby Keïta and Diogo Jota proceed to be sidelined and won’t play.
Allison, Fabinho and Sadio Mane didn’t play in opposition to Burnley on Saturday. Nonetheless, Allison has recovered from his sickness and can be match for Sunday.
The harm standing of Fabinho and Mane has not been decided but, and they are going to be assessed forward of the match. In the mean time, they’re listed as uncertain.
Winter signings Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies are unlikely to play resulting from integration.
Liverpool don’t have any suspended gamers.
Manchester Metropolis Preview:
Metropolis have been taking part in spectacularly of late. They’re coming into this recreation with loads of momentum, having received their final 13 video games.
They’re undefeated in all competitions since November 21 after they have been crushed 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur within the Premier League.
Throughout this 13-game win streak, Metropolis’s defence has been phenomenal. Led by John Stones and summer season signing Rúben Dias, Metropolis have solely conceded three objectives – one every in opposition to Chelsea, Arsenal and Cheltenham City.
Midfielder İlkay Gündoğan and Stones have been the standout gamers, with every incomes a nomination for Premier League Participant of the Month for January.
Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Aké are injured and won’t play.
Star ahead Sergio Agüero is unfit and can be dominated out.
Metropolis don’t have any suspended gamers.
Liverpool v Manchester Metropolis Stats:
Liverpool Current Type in Premier League: LWWLDL
Manchester Metropolis Current Type in Premier League: WWWWWW
November 8, 2020: 1-1 Draw
July 2, 2020: 4-0 Manchester Metropolis
November 10, 2019: 3-1 Liverpool
Liverpool v Manchester Metropolis Prediction:
Liverpool’s assault on Sunday can be depending on Mane’s situation. They have been poor with out him in opposition to Brighton.
Metropolis’s defence is great and will definitely make it tough for the Liverpool forwards.
Prediction: Manchester Metropolis 2-1 Liverpool.