Manchester City v Liverpool Live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream

Manchester City vs Liverpool is the Premier League game of the season at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (watch live, 11.30am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com) as the two title contenders face off in a clash crucial.

It’s the big one.


Manchester City v Liverpool recap, highlights and coverage


Liverpool have the toughest run-in when it comes to the remaining fixtures, but whoever wins this match will believe they can go on and win the title. We are truly lucky to see two of the greatest teams in Premier League history go head-to-head for the title.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Liverpool.

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How to watch Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream, stream link and start time

Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. ET
TV Channel: USA Network
In line: Stream via NBCSports.com
On location: Joe Prince-Wright will report live from the Etihad Stadium, here


Manchester City vs Liverpool live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright at the Etihad

FULL TIME: And breath. Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool. What a game. I didn’t want it to end! I guess Manchester City will see this as a better point than Liverpool, but City had a great chance of winning it. The gap is still only one point at the top of the chart.

Riyad Mahrez with a huge chance to win it, but he blows it up and over the bar. Wow.

90th minute, and Mahrez curls a free kick from distance just wide of the frame. It looked like he had cut the outside of the pole.

Luis Diaz for Liverpool. Riyad Mahrez for City. It’s all getting rather tense now.

Salah wraps wide and then Jesus shoots wide with De Bruyne wanting the ball out. It’s end to end.

WITHOUT ANY GOAL! Raheem Sterling finished but was just offside. After a VAR check, the goal is disallowed. Always 2-2. This game is chaos.

CHANCE! Salah has taken over this game now. He passes it to Jota but his shot is saved by Ederson. It’s all Liverpool. City didn’t start in the second half.

GOAL! What a start to the second half. Sadio Mane made it 2-2 from the first minute. Mohamed Salah with a brilliant turn and a pass for the assists and Mane slams home. So easy for Liverpool to get through City there. What. A game.

HALF-TIME: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool – What a breathtaking first half. City took the lead through De Bruyne and then Jota equalized after a classy move. However, City were much better as the half progressed and Gabriel Jesus deservedly got them in front. Wow. Sometimes great games don’t deliver, but this one did. Highligths. We still get 45 minutes of that!? Time to refresh your popcorn, folks…

Aymeric Laporte with one of the best last-minute tackles you’ll ever see to deny Diogo Jota. How did he do that!? It all came from a moment of hesitation from Rodri, as Liverpool remained dangerous at the break.

What a game. You can’t take your eyes off of it. You can not. Every time I look down to type this in the press box, I have to look back. It’s chaos.

GOAL! What a ball from Joao Cancelo, and Jesus stays wide to tap home at the back post. 2-1 to Manchester City! They deserve this lead. They have been excellent. Especially Cancelo.

CLOSE! Joao Cancelo smashes a low shot which takes a gash and hits the outside of the post. City get a lot of joy when they play more directly behind Alexander-Arnold and Robertson.

LARGE! Joao Cancelo played over and managed superbly to assist Kevin de Bruyne, but his shot clipped the outside of the post.

City shift gears here as a ball is whipped through, but John Stones can’t get it over with. Liverpool look like a real threat at the break.

Ederson, without any real pressure, almost pushes the ball into his own net. Jota was so close to deflecting it. Huge sighs of relief here among the home fans.

GOAL! 1-1! Jota finishes after a fine Robertson cross is brilliantly cleared by Alexander-Arnold. What a start. This huge game is delivered early!

GOAL! 1-0! Manchester City! Kevin de Bruyne’s shot took a huge deflection off Joel Matip and flew off the far post. The city is rampant. What a start to the game.

TO SAFEGUARD! Alisson did superbly to deny Raheem Sterling, who was clean and six yards out, but the Liverpool keeper stood tall to deny it.

Gabriel Jesus started on the right, Raheem Sterling in the middle and Phil Foden is on the left. Intriguing. Sterling seems to be focused on Joel Matip.

TO START UP: We are on our way to an absolutely massive game.

Will Raheem Sterling make the difference? Our crew breaks it down.


An incredible television crew is there for this huge game, as is Danny Cardenas. He came from Washington DC at night and is excited.

The city is beautiful and early to warm up. A wave of applause from local supporters. Tension hangs in the air.

The squad news is quite interesting here… Liverpool leave with Jota, Mane and Salah in the lead. It’s their best leading line of the whole season. Man City are going with Raheem Sterling, Foden and De Bruyne in the lead. Grealish and Mahrez are on the bench.

Welcome to the Etihad Stadium! Great atmospheric building.


Manchester City squad news, injuries, roster

Ruben Dias remains absent while John Stones and Aymeric Laporte start at central defender. Pep Guardiola launches Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling in attack.


Liverpool squad news, injuries, roster

Klopp has no injury problems and he was able to rotate his side in the UEFA Champions League win at Benfica in midweek. Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip will return to the starting lineup as Jota, Mane and Salah start in attack.


PREVIEW

Manchester City top the Premier League table but are just a point clear of Liverpool with eight games of the season remaining. Defending champions Pep Guardiola seemed to be running away with the title this season, but they have stumbled a bit in recent weeks and Liverpool’s sensational form has set up this potential title decider. The big question for Guardiola is how the absence of Ruben Dias will impact his side in this clash, and who will he actually choose to start in midfield and attack? He’s loaded with options in those areas and only Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden seem like guaranteed starters right now. It’s time for Pep Guardiola to prove, once again, how good he is.

As for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, they absolutely fly. They face Manchester City at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final next weekend, and could also meet City in the UEFA Champions League final, and Klopp is relishing those challenges against Pep. In truth, there is a lot of respect between these two coaches and their teams are put together so differently with their style of play but both are brilliant. Liverpool have won 10 Premier League games in the rotation before this clash and they have picked up wins in recent weeks to bring themselves back into the title conversation. Can Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane deliver one of their epic shows? They will have to if Liverpool are to move above City and take the lead in the title race before the final month of the season.

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