Manchester City v Liverpool: Team news

MatchManchester City v Liverpool: Team news

Published 9th April 2022

Jürgen Klopp is hopeful Liverpool have no fitness concerns ahead of Sunday's Premier League visit to Manchester City.

The Reds boss revealed on Friday he's expecting to have all of his squad available for the contest between first and second in the division. 

Fabinho was 'completely fine' after his cut to the head towards the end of the Champions League win at Benfica in midweek. 

"When I looked last time on my smartphone, it looked like everyone is available again," Klopp said at his press conference on Friday morning. 

He added: "We will be prepared. We both played Tuesday, so we had enough time to prepare the game, to recover. That's good. How I said, let's go."

Jürgen Klopp's pre-Man City press conference

City, meanwhile, will be without Ruben Dias and Cole Palmer, but Pep Guardiola reported an otherwise fully fit squad for the match.

On facing Liverpool, Guardiola said: "In the Premier League in the time I have been here, except the first season, from then on the last five years they have been an incredible, marvellous contender.

"It is always a good game. I have said many times how I admire what they do. At the same time, I enjoy this challenge a lot.

"I am very pleased to face that on Sunday and next week. Jürgen is as big a rival as I have had in my career. I think what both teams propose is good for football."

Last match

Benfica 1-3 Liverpool (April 5): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Thiago, Mane, Diaz, Salah.

Manchester City 1-0 Atletico Madrid (April 5): Ederson, Stones, Laporte, Ake, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling.

Published 9th April 2022