For each team, Premier League camouflages reveal their flaws. This is the process of refocusing the outstanding performers of the era. Liverpool and Manchester City will meet on Sunday in a match that has been a hallmark of British football quality.
After temporarily occupying the High Station, Tottenham was brutally introduced when he was defeated three times in a row. Manchester United are the victims of the first league defeat in Aston Villa’s second half goal and are suffering as well. Events before and after Villa Reverse proved that Cristiano Ronaldo alone was not enough to save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But in Anfield and Etihad, power and vitality are everything. Liverpool looks like the team that won the crown in 2020, but the idea that Manchester City could be vulnerable if not recognized as a center forward was in the victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. It was decided.
No one denied Sergio Aguero’s contribution to club folklore, but the city did not need a prolific striker. Citi didn’t have him for much of last season, but scored more goals than any other goal and outperformed the league by the highest goal difference. Although the margin of victory at Chelsea was narrow, it was huge and well worth it.
Liverpool vs Manchester Details
- date: Sunday, October 3
- Kick-off time: 4:30 pm
- TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League
- Live stream: For existing subscribers via Sky Go or NOW 1-day pass from £ 9.99
Some will point to Paris in the middle of the week as evidence of susceptibility. Importantly, Liverpool’s manager is not one of them. “Manchester City is a great football team,” said Jurgen Klopp. “They lost to Paris Saint-Germain and shortly after the match I said they would probably fight back.
“But they haven’t had to do that because I’ve been watching the game since then and they played really well. They didn’t take the chance and PSG scored, but PSG quality and Manchester Given the way they dominated them, we can see a lot about their quality. “
Liverpool is one of the undefeated teams in the Premier League. Only Chelsea, who adopted Alamo’s composition in the second half, played with 10 players, and Brentford held it.
The latter produced a lively display in a match that declared the Premier League USP last weekend. If Brentford played Liverpool 10 times a week, the points they earned could easily be their only reward.
The achievement of Klopp, who won the title in 2020, was not the first time in 30 years, but the delivery method was remarkable. Under him Liverpool arguably blinked the biggest clubside ever gathered in England. Its first real sign occurred in January 2019 in Etihad.
Liverpool’s aggression and self-confidence quickly made the backtracking city reckless. Citi scored the opening goal, but the goal went against the flow of play and scored points 18 minutes later, but Liverpool felt a shift in power. They had more shots on their targets at Etihad, previously unthinkable in the city under Pep Guardiola.
Klopp knew Liverpool had the city’s standards and will lead them to the title with an astonishing 18 points next season. Guardiola acknowledged how the rise of Liverpool forced him to reassess his own method prior to his visit to Anfield on Sunday. “The Jurgen Klopp team helped me become a better manager,” he said. “He took me to another level, thought about it, proved himself, and sought to be a better manager. That’s why I’m still in this business.”
At Virgil van Dijk, Klopp changed performance by bolting the new engine to the chassis. Fabinho’s forward turn restored midfield equilibrium and released Front 3.
After the uncertain fall of 2020, since the beginning of the year, Citi has rediscovered their emphasized rhythms and Guardiola has rediscovered his sense of purpose.
On the first weekend of October, this match is not a title maker, but a contest within the contest, a sight to enjoy before the clock returns and winter is engulfed in darkness.