Pep Guardiola isn’t giving up without a fight and has fielded a strong squad despite the absence of star striker Erling Haaland against Liverpool
This matchup may effectively eliminate Pep Guardiola’s Man City team from the Premier League title race this season.
According to BBC Sport, the prolific scorer, who has already scored 28 goals in 26 games, had been a question after reportedly receiving treatment for a problematic groin injury, and Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff has come too soon for City to take the chance.
Your City XI ????
XI | Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), De Bruyne, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 1, 2023
Only time will tell if that will make a difference in the race to pass Arsenal at the top of the table.
The starting lineup for Pep Guardiola still boasts a ton of talent, and Julian Alvarez has the chance to further cement his status as a hero among the Etihad Stadium faithful.
With the possible exception of Darwin Nunez, who only makes the bench, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have also chosen the strongest starting XI available.
The Reds to take on Manchester City ????#MCILIV
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 1, 2023
Mo Salah is a constant headache for Man City, and Cody Gakpo adds another attacking threat, so the home team’s defense must be on high alert at all times.
It could be the most difficult game either team plays between now and the end of the season, and as usual, a battle royale is to be anticipated.