Manchester City welcomes Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium in the super Sunday fixture of matchday 8 of the English Premier League.
Manchester City got into this showdown sitting 12th on the Premier League table with 11 points from 6 games, while Liverpool occupies the third spot with 16 points from 7 matches.
The Citizens will once again be missing the services of club-record scorer Sergio Aguero, due to a hamstring injury.
Gabriel Jesus is expected to start as he came off the bench to score during the midweek in the Champions League.
Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy also remained sidelined for the hosts. Rodri, Aymeric Laporte and Dias are among those likely to return, while Joao Cancelo’s goal off the bench could be enough to earn him a start at left-back in the absence of Mendy.
The Reds on the other hand, will again be without Thiago Alcantara due to a knee injury he sustained in the Merseyside derby. Van Dijk, Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also remain sidelined.
Manchester City have won their last three home league games against Liverpool by an aggregate score of 11-1.
Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 10 league away encounters, conceding 26 goals in total.
Manchester City are aiming to win back-to-back league games for the first time this season.
Liverpool have conceded 15 goals after seven Premier League games, their most at this stage of a league campaign since 1964-65.
POSSIBLE STARTING XI
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane; Jota
Manchester City: W-W-W-D-W
5:30 PM Nigerian Time
Prediction: Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool