Liverpool fans call for Xherdan Shaqiri to start against Man City

Liverpool fans call for Xherdan Shaqiri to start against Man City

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to undergo a scan on Monday after being forced out with a possible calf injury in their draw with Manchester City.

But Jurgen Klopp's men have already dropped more points in seven games than they did in their opening 27 in romping to the title last season. Nothing is to compare with the year before.

It has been quite an open start to the 2020/21 season, with teams like Everton, Southampton punching well above their weight and hovering close to the top of the table.

This should be another entertaining game but we feel City might just edge it on home soil to clinch another victory over Liverpool.

But they face stiff competition with Chelsea and Tottenham significantly strengthening for a title challenge, while Guardiola warned of the threat posed by Leicester and Arsenal. "They [Liverpool] are the biggest favourite but I think with what happened with the pandemic the situation it is a bit different", the ex-Barcelona boss said.

It is worth noting that Mohamed Salah has four goals against Manchester City in all tournaments with the Liverpool jersey, with two goals in the English Premier League and the same in the Champions League.

The game at the Etihad came a week after Liverpool had been crowned champions and the Sky Blues were too good.

City beat Liverpool 4-0 in this fixture last season - which was Liverpool's first game back after clinching the title - and have won the last three meetings between the two sides at the Etihad by an aggregate score of 11-1.

"It's an important game, but like the presidential elections in the United States of America, all the votes must be counted", he said on Friday.

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