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Liverpool-Manchester City: handover in sight?


This Sunday (5.30 p.m.), Liverpool host Manchester City on behalf of the 23rd day of the Premier League in what could well be a handover.

Sunday at 5.30 p.m. Anfield Road will be the setting for one of the Premier League's most anticipated events in recent years.

The Reds welcome Skyblues to the newfound confidence.

With seven points and one game behind, Manchester City can rest a comfortable mattress before moving to the defending champion.

A victory for Jürgen Klopp and others would definitely keep them away from the title race.

The Citizens would then have a lead of ten points while keeping a game less than their direct opponent.

This 23rd day of the Premier League then takes on the appearance of a turning point for the season, a match that could well confirm the hopes of two titles in a row for Liverpool.

The Reds adrift

In recent weeks, the Reds have struggled to regain their splendor.

A defense decimated by injuries and an attack that is terribly ineffective will have overcome the beautiful promises posted during the last two seasons.

With 40 lengths in 22 Premier League games, Liverpool are in a fragile fourth place.

Only two points ahead of West Ham, fifth, and four in front of Chelsea, which has experienced a revival since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel on his bench.

The Liverpool dolphin with 97 points in 2018-19 and champion with 99 in 2020 is no more.

Worse, trips to Anfield no longer have the merit of frightening those who are trying to capture the legendary stadium on the banks of the Mersey.

By losing twice in their last two receptions (0-1 against Burnley and 0-1 against Brighton), Liverpool have seen their incredible streak of 68 home games without defeat come to an end.

What to give ideas to Manchester City who will come to tread the lawn of Anfield this Sunday at 5.30 pm.

Jürgen Klopp takes stock Kabak, Davies, Mané, Fabinho, Alisson

The hellish pace of the Citizens

If Liverpool marks the pace in the league, the Skyblues have finally found their rhythm in recent weeks.

After a complicated start to the season and a sad ninth place at the time of the defeat at Tottenham Stadium (2-0) on the ninth day of the Premier League, Pep Guardiola and company have finally found the formula to chain the positive results.

Here are now 20 meetings that the residents of the Etihad Stadium have not lost, an ongoing series of 13 consecutive victories in all competitions.

A cadence of champion.

Results that Kevin De Bruyne's teammates owe in part to their defense.

With 13 goals conceded in 22 games, the Citizens are by far the best defense in the Kingdom.

An insolent statistic when you know the difficulties they encountered in this sector in recent years.

The road to the title, the third in four seasons, is open for Manchester City, on condition of overcoming a Liverpool who will be keen to recover to hope to live an end to the season worthy of a defending champion.

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Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-02-05

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