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Liverpool edged out by Man City in spite of 3-4-3 formation

| 26.02.2015

They’ll be no time to dawdle over their Danish pastries for Liverpool and Manchester City fans heading to Anfield on Sunday with the Premier League clash kicking off at midday.

It promises to be an enthralling contest as both teams are in sparkling league form, while this fixture produced a 3-2 thriller in Liverpool’s favour last season as the title race approached boiling point.

Thanks to a terrible start to their season by Liverpool only City are chasing the title this time around, though the Ladbrokes’ match odds mirror an unforeseen improvement by Brendan Rodgers’ side since losing 3-1 at the Etihad early in the dark days of 2014/15.

The Citizens rate as marginal 13/10 favourites for the three points following a 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle last time, while their hosts are given 19/10 status to keep their top-four momentum going after a hard-fought 2-0 win at Southampton.

As you’ll see from our infusion of the two teams below, the combined XI pretty-well reflects the very slender advantage Manuel Pellegrini’s side are afforded in the match odds.

Perhaps all this points to a draw at 5/2 instead. Feel free to comment if you strongly agree or disagree with the players selected below:


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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.