Liverpool vs. Manchester City live score, updates, highlights from Premier League
What a way to send fans off to the October international break: Two of the favorites for the English Premier League title will go head to head in Matchday 7, as Liverpool (14 points) welcomes reigning champion Manchester City (13 points) to Anfield Road in the big match of the weekend.
Both teams could move to the top of the Premier League table with a victory. Liverpool (4-0-2) is the last remaining undefeated team this season, while Manchester City (4-1-1) has allowed the fewest goals in the league so far. Its lone goal conceded was Tottenham’s game-winner in the opening match of the campaign.
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The two clubs were in action on the road in midweek Champions League group stage matches, but they came away with very different results. Liverpool pounded Porto 5-1, while Man City were defeated 2-0 at PSG in one of the most anticipated matches of the round. Pep Guardiola’s men played well, but missed some chances in front of goal, raising the usual questions about their lack of a pure striker.
Sporting News will follow the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen:
Liverpool vs. Manchester City live score
Liverpool vs. Manchester City live updates & highlights
(All times Eastern)
10:45 a.m.: Inside access:
10:17 a.m.: Liverpool looking to make home field count today:
Jurgen Klopp: “It’s so cool this fixture again has a full stadium to witness it,” he says in the official matchday programme. The players deserve this. Anfield knows its importance. It will direct its energy towards us. Supporting us.” #awlive [lfc] pic.twitter.com/iIaEOKaonS
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) October 3, 2021
9:19 a.m.: The Liverpool faithful will remember one of their own today:
Liverpool v Man City promises plenty but first we’ll see a Kop mosaic tribute to Sir Roger Hunt, one of the all time greats. pic.twitter.com/5Ipjz0f5eA
— Matt Critchley (@MattCritchley1) October 3, 2021
9:17 a.m.: So much hype around this game. Here’s hoping it lives up to expectations.
Liverpool vs. Manchester City lineups
After virtually starting the same lineup in its last two outings, manager Jurgen Klopp doesn’t change much. He won’t have Trent Alexander-Arnold (groin) available as he joins Harvey Elliott (ankle) and Thiago (calf) on the sidelines. Divock Origi is out due to illness.
Liverpool projected starting lineup (4-3-3 left to right): 1-Alisson — 26-Andrew Robertson, 4-Virgil Van Dijk, 32-Joel Matip, 7-James Milner — 17-Curtis Jones, 3-Fabinho, 14-Jordan Henderson — 10-Sadio Mane, 20 Diogo Jota, 11 Mohamed Salah
Liverpool projected subs (9): 62-Caoimhin Kelleher, 5-Ibrahima Konate, 21-Konstantinos Tsimikas, 12-Joe Gomez, 76-Neco Williams, 15-Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 8-Naby Keita, 18-Takumi Minamino, 9-Roberto Firmino
Pep Guardiola does not give a break to Jack Grealish or any of his central midfielders, who started both of the club’s previous matches against PSG and Chelsea. Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko are out injured.
Manchester City projected starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 31-Ederson — 27-Joao Cancelo, 14-Aymeric Laporte, 3-Ruben Dias, 2-Kyle Walker — 17-Kevin De Bruyne, 16-Rodri, 20-Bernardo Silva — 10-Jack Grealish, 47-Phil Foden, 9-Gabriel Jesus
Manchester City projected subs (9): 13-Zack Steffen, 33-Scott Carson-GK, 5-John Stones, 6-Nathan Ake, 25-Fernandinho, 80-Cole Palmer, 7-Raheem Sterling, 26-Riyad Mahrez, 21-Ferran Torres
MORE: Updated UEFA Champions League standings
How to watch Liverpool vs. Manchester City
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 3
- Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- TV channel: NBCSN
- Spanish-language TV: Telemundo
- Live stream: fuboTV
The match will be televised live in English (NBCSN) and Spanish (Telemundo) and both channels are available on fuboTV (free 7-day trial for new users ).