Liverpool vs Manchester City Combined Starting XI

High Press 10 November 7, 2019 249 Reads

Who: Liverpool vs Manchester City
When: Sunday, November 10th @ 11:30am ET
LineLiverpool +165 | Draw +265 | Manchester City +150

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As you might’ve heard, Liverpool play Manchester City on Sunday at Anfield.

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Making a starting XI for City is always a chore because their squad is ridiculously deep. They can sit Sergio Aguero and one of the Silvas and not skip a beat. Given the rash of injuries they are facing and tactical adjustments Pep Guardiola may make, the problem of identifying who makes the team sheet for this match is compounded.

Liverpool on the other hand have a preferred starting XI that Jurgen Klopp consistently calls upon. Expect that XI to be his choice here, with the possible exception of Alex Oxlande-Chamberlain getting a midfield start.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Combined Starting XI

Here’s the combined XI. Justification as to some choices to follow.

Forwards

As awesome as Roberto Firmino has been this season, it’s hard to displace Sergio Aguero. Raheem Sterling is operating at another level this campaign. Sadio Mane has created as many goals as Mohamed Salah this season (6g, 2a to 5g, 3a) but the eye test suggests he’s the current alpha of Liverpool’s attacking trio.

Midfielders

Kevin de Bruyne is the best player in the Premier League. Fabinho is the best DMC. Pick either Silva for the other spot.

Defenders

Given City’s backline injuries, Liverpool dominates here. Had Joel Matip been available he’d make it a Liverpool sweep. But he’s not. And Fernandinho deserves consideration for the job he’s done.

Goalie

Alisson by a hair, especially if Ederson is injured.

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