LIVE: Man City vs Liverpool | EPL | July 2nd, 2020

LIVE: Man City vs Liverpool | EPL | July 2nd, 2020 Time: 15:15 ET Canada-USA | 20:15 Cairo Local Time venue: Etihad Stadium Pep Guardiola’s outgoing Premier League champions...

LIVE: Man City vs Liverpool | EPL | July 2nd, 2020

Time: 15:15 ET Canada-USA | 20:15 Cairo Local Time
venue: Etihad Stadium

Pep Guardiola’s outgoing Premier League champions will give a guard of honor to the newly-crowned champions of England at the Etihad Stadium tonight.

Jürgen Klopp’s Reds have won the Premier League in record time and with seven games to spare, they’ll want to flex their muscles at the home of the team they have just dethroned. There’s every possibility that they’ll show no mercy and attempt to rub salt into the wounds of a team missing key players.

Salah Wants to stay

Having helped his team win the first English top-flight title in 30 years on top of last year’s Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup triumphs, Mohamed Salah told BeIN Sports he hopes to stay at Liverpool for a very long time.

The Egyptian’s path to the top hasn’t been easy. Deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea, he had to fight his way to the top through the Italian Serie A, where he played for Fiorentina and AS Roma before eventually arriving to Anfield in 2017. He reportedly wasn’t even the first-choice target for manager Jurgen Klopp, who turned to him only after Julian Brandt, now at Borussia Dortmund, chose to stick with Bayer Leverkusen at the time.

But neither Klopp nor Salah looked back from that point on. The forward broke the Premier League record with 32 goals in his first season with the Reds, and his impact has never wavered. It was inevitable that his high-quality performances prompt links with one of the La Liga giants, and indeed, media outlets in Spain spoke about interest from Real Madrid more than once.

But the 28-year-old insists he is happy at Liverpool and has no plans to leave any time soon.

Key facts

Nine of City’s last 11 home matches in the Premier League have featured over 2.5 goals.
Liverpool has won 35 of their last 38 Premier League matches.
The last six Premier League meetings between these sides have averaged 4.5 yellow cards and 3.5 goals per game.
City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne has three goals in four competitive matches since the restart – two were penalties.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has four goals in eight matches against City and is gunning for a third successive Premier League Golden Boot.

Likely starting XI

City (4-3-3):

Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Silva, Gündoğan; Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling

Liverpool (4-3-3):

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané

LIVE: Man City vs Liverpool

Time: 15:15 ET Canada-USA | 20:15 Cairo Local Time

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