Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool vs Manchester City and Leicester City vs Arsenal are the fixtures scheduled for this weekend across Europe's top five leagues. Rarely do the stars align so well that football fans around the world are granted a blockbuster weekend. Liverpool vs Manchester City will be the one fixture that will have the attention of football fans across the globe, as Jurgen Klopp's pace-setters look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to nine points. Here is our Dream11 take on the Liverpool vs Manchester City game.
Liverpool have made a near-perfect start to this season, taking 31 points out of a possible 33. What's even more impressive is that they have already faced the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester City, Manchester United and Tottenham and come out on top. Manchester City, on the other hand, have succumbed to shock defeats against relegation battlers Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. As a result, the Citizens now find themselves chasing the Reds on the Premier League table.
Pep Guardiola has a number of injury concerns this weekend. Aymeric Laporte, David Silva, Leroy Sane and Oleksandr Zinchenko were all ruled out for this fixture. However, first-choice goalkeeper Ederson now joins them on the injury list after the Brazilian shot-stopper suffered an injury during their Champions League game against Atalanta earlier this week. Rodri also remains a major doubt for the fixture, having suffered a hamstring injury during their earlier win over Atalanta in the Champions League. Interestingly, Manchester City have registered just one win at Anfield since 1981.
Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Kyle Walker, Andrew Robertson; Kevin de Bruyne, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bernardo Silva; Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling
Liverpool have been excellent in the Premier League this season and Jurgen Klopp has a close to full-strength squad to choose from, aside from the absence of Joel Matip. The likes of Sadio Mane and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain are in impressive form, and the fullback duo of Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been known to relish bombing up and down the flanks at Anfield. This combined with the mounting injuries in the City squad means that our prediction for this game is Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City.