Liverpool vs Manchester City: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
All the information you need on how and where to watch Liverpool host Manchester City in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday, October 3.
Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will lock horns again at Anfield on Sunday as two of the favourites for this season’s Premier League title look to lay down a mini-marker. Reigning champions City and the previous season’s title-winners sit in fifth and second respectively going into Sunday’s clash with Everton separating them, Manchester United in third and Chelsea top after Thomas Tuchel’s side beat Southampton 3-1 on Saturday.
However, both City and Liverpool have played a game fewer than those sides and a win would send either to the summit, Liverpool on points and City potentially on goal difference. However, Guardiola will need to squeeze more out of his attacking talent to knock Tuchel’s side off to spot with his side having scored only twice in their last three Premier League outings following two 5-0 drubbings of Norwich and Arsenal. The 4-1 scoreline City managed in this fixture last season would do the trick from Guardiola’s point of view.
Klopp’s Liverpool go into Sunday’s game on the back of a thumping 5-1 Champions League victory over Porto, while City suffered a Leo Messi-inspired reverse in Paris. Given City’s Premier League fixture list over the last seven days though, Guardiola will likely have prioritized points against Chelsea and Liverpool over a positive result at the Parc des Princes. City’s 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge last weekend is half of the Premier League job done.
Guardiola likely to ring the changes at Anfield
At Anfield, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus, on the bench in Paris, are likely to return to the starting line-up with Guardiola likely to persevere with a false nine arrangement, involving either Ferran Torres or an advanced Kevin de Bruyne. Former Anfield favourite Raheem Sterling, a starter against PSG, may have to settle for a place among the substitutes.
Liverpool will have to contend with the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold on Sunday, which will likely mean a start for evergreen utility man James Milner on the right of Klopp’s defence. The Liverpool manager’s main question mark is who to start alongside Mo Salah and Sadio Mané. Roberto Firmino bagged two in the Porto win and could start but Diogo Jota is also in fine form this season and embellished his claim for the third attacking spot with a goal in the beautiful chaos of the 3-3 draw at Brentford last weekend.
In any case, both sides have a point to prove on Sunday. Liverpool have managed only win in their last seven against City across all competitions while Klopp holds the most successful record of any manager against Guardiola, with eight victories over the Catalan tactician during his career.
What time does Liverpool-Manchester City kick-off?
The Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield kicks off at the local time of 16:30 (17:30 CEST) on Sunday, 3 October.
US ET: 11:30
US PT: 08:30
For everywhere else in the world, you can check here to see what time the Liverpool-Manchester City match gets underway.
Where can I watch Liverpool vs Manchester City?
If the Liverpool-City match is available in your country, you can check here to see what channels or platforms will be showing the game.
United States: NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Sports App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, nbcsports.com
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, BBC Radio 5 Live, SKY GO Extra, BBC Radio Manchester, Sky Ultra HD
Is the Liverpool vs Manchester City game available online?
Liverpool vs City is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
Liverpool vs Manchester City live on AS English
You can also follow our live text commentary here on AS English. We will be building up to the match an hour or so from kick-off before giving you a minute-by-minute account from the Anfield as the action unfolds.
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