Liverpool (LIV) will host reigning champions Manchester City (MCI) in Matchday 11 of the Premier League 2022-23 at the Anfield on Sunday, October 16. The match will kick off at 9:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
LIV vs MCI Dream11 prediction
Under the tutelage of manager Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool will head into the Manchester City fixture high on confidence after thrashing Scottish Premiership side Rangers 7-1 in their Group A match of the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 on Wednesday.
Star forward Mohamed Salah netted a six-minute hat-trick while Roberto Firmino bagged a brace to help the Reds secure a morale-boosting win ahead of their marquee Premier League encounter. New summer signing Darwin Nunez and Harvey Elliott also scored a goal each for Liverpool.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s men suffered a 2-3 defeat against league leaders Arsenal in their previous Premier League fixture last Sunday. Having registered just two wins in their eight Premier League matches this season, Liverpool are currently placed 11th in the standings with 10 points.
On the other hand, Manchester City are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League this season, having recorded seven wins and two draws so far. With 23 points from nine matches, the Citizens are placed second in the Premier League 2022-23 standings, one point behind table-toppers Arsenal.
Furthermore, City have won two of their last five matches against Liverpool in the Premier League while the other three matches have ended in draws.
Overall, Liverpool have a superior head-to-head record against City in the Premier League, winning 21 of the 52 matches that they have played so far. City have secured 11 victories while 20 matches have ended in stalemates.
Going by recent form and head-to-head record, MCI will start as slight favourites against inconsistent LIV at Anfield on Sunday.
LIV vs MCI Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward
Manchester City’s star striker Erling Haaland will be the overwhelming choice. The 22-year-old has made a scintillating start to his Premier League career, netting a staggering 15 goals in nine appearances including three consecutive hat-tricks. Having accumulated 873 fantasy points, Haaland is a must-have fantasy pick at 9 credits.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Kevin De Bruyne has been one of the standout players for Manchester City in the Premier League this season so far. The Belgian midfielder has provided as many as nine assists in PL 2022-23, with his teammate Bernardo Silva and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka on the joint-second spot with four assists each. Kevin De Bruyne has already accrued 474 points and will be a great fantasy pick at 9 credits.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Selected by 96.47 per cent of fantasy users, Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo will be the preferred choice. The 28-year-old full-back has played a crucial role for City both in defence as well as in their attacking play. Joao Cancelo has already amassed 529 fantasy points and will be a smart pick at just 8 credits.
For the goalkeeper spot, Manchester City’s Ederson pips his compatriot Alisson Becker of Liverpool. Ederson has already kept five clean sheets so far as compared to Alisson’s two clean sheets in the ongoing Premier League. The City goalkeeper is expected to play an important role to stop the likes of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota from scoring.
LIV vs MCI probable playing XI
Liverpool playing XI (probable): Alisson Becker (goalkeeper); Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konaté, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcântara; Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota
Manchester City playing XI (probable): Ederson (goalkeeper); João Cancelo, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish
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