LIVERPOOL, Sporting Alert — Team news, starting lineups and live stream for today’s English Premier League high-profile clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
For Liverpool, they are without the world’s most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk, who misses the game with what Jurgen Klopp described as “a little bit injured – not really serious.”
Van Dijk has a tight hamstring problem that he picked up in training and is not fit to feature the club confirmed.
Meanwhile, there are three changes today for the Reds side that beat Everton in the FA Cup.
Dejan Lovren comes into the lineup for Van Dijk, while Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum also returned, taking the places of Adam Lallana and James Milner, who are both on the bench.
Loris Karius, who kept clean sheets against Arsenal earlier this season and against West Bromwich just before the Christmas break, is again preferred over Simon Mignolet in goal.
MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS
Manchester City, which is undefeated in the last 30 English Premier League with 26 wins and four draws, made a total of six changes to the side that beat Bristol City 2-1 in the EFL Cup for today’s game at Liverpool.
Manager Pep Guardiola recalls goalkeeper Ederson ahead of Claudio Bravo, while Nicolas Otamendi, Fabian Delph and Kyle Walker all come back in the backline.
Yaya Toure makes way for Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero also starts, with Bernardo Silva dropping to the bench.
MANCHESTER CITY TEAM
Team to play Liverpool: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sterling, De Bruyne, Sane, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Mangala, D.Silva, B.Silva, Zinchenko, Diaz
Team to play Manchester City: Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane, Firmino. Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Klavan, Lallana, Ings, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold