Already confirming their first Premier League title thanks to Manchester City’s slip up in the capital last week, the newly-crowned champions will make the trip to the Etihad on Thursday night.
Unsurprisingly in a party mood after claiming their first domestic crown in 30 years, Jurgen Klopp’s high-flyers also really caught the eye after picking up what was a thumping 4-0 win against Crystal Palace at Anfield last week.
On the flip side, while the Sky Blues might have booked their spot in the semi-final of this year’s FA Cup at St. James’ Park over the weekend, the now-former champions could still be reeling from their 2-1 defeat away at Chelsea last week.
With Liverpool landing a 3-1 win when they last faced off against City earlier in the season, the two sides have a history of producing fireworks when they face off.
You might be interested to know, all bar one of the last nine meetings between the two Premier League giants have seen over 2.5 goals by the final whistle. A similar high-scoring encounter at the Etihad on Thursday night can be found priced at 4/6 with Paddy Power.
City looking to spoil the party
Confirming that they will give the newly-crowned champions a guard of honour on their arrival at the Etihad on Thursday night, there is no doubt that Pep Guardiola’s side will simply be looking to put a mild dampener on the Liverpool party.
With their 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge last week handing the Reds their first Premier League crown, the former Barcelona boss simply has his sights set on European success this year.
Also still firing in the FA Cup and confirming a semi-final showdown with Arsenal, fans around the blue half of Manchester will be hugely excited by Kevin De Bruyne’s extended purple patch.
Once again converting from the spot at St. James’ Park over the weekend, the Belgian superstar has enjoyed yet another stellar campaign at the Etihad.
Now bagging back-to-back strikes, the 29-year-old has recorded five goals in his last nine matches across all competitions, a run that also saw him find the net against Real Madrid prior to the break.
You might be interested to know that De Bruyne can be found priced at 11/4 with Coral to extend on his tally in midweek.
A famous campaign at Anfield
Claiming their first Premier League title last week and rightfully receiving a string of plaudits after what has been a famous campaign at Anfield, the mood in Liverpool’s camp couldn’t be any higher.
While Jurgen Klopp’s champions might have shown some ever so minor issues either side of the enforced break, the Reds really found their feet against Crystal Palace at Anfield last time out.
Eventually putting four past the Eagles, there is no doubt that back-to-back wins against the now-former champions would put the cherry on top of what has been a record-breaking season on Merseyside.
Glad to see both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane get on the scoresheet last week, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will also be excited by his most recent meeting against Thursday’s hosts.
Picking up a deserved 3-1 win when they welcome City to Anfield back in November, you might be interested to know that Liverpool can be found priced at 23/10 with William Hill to mark their title party with three points in midweek.
Elsewhere, after impressing off the bench of late, England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be handed a start in the heart of Klopp’s midfield at the Etihad.