Manchester City vs Liverpool live! Score, updates, how to watch, stream

Manchester City vs Liverpool is the match of the Premier League season at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (watch live at 11:30 ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com) as the two title candidates clash in a decisive clash.

This is the big one.


Manchester City vs Liverpool summary, highlights and coverage


Liverpool have a slightly tougher run when it comes to the remaining matches, but whoever wins this match will think they can go ahead and win the title. We are really lucky to witness two of the greatest teams in Premier League history fighting each other for the title.

Here’s everything you need to know before Manchester City vs Liverpool.

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How to watch Manchester City vs Liverpool live, streamlink and start time

Kick off: 11:30 ET
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com
On-site: Joe Prince-Wright will report live from Etihad Stadium, here


Manchester City vs Liverpool live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright at Etihad

FULL TIME: And breathing. Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool. What a game. I did not want it to end! I guess Manchester City will see it as a better point than Liverpool, but City had great chances of winning it. The distance is still only one point at the top of the table.

Riyad Mahrez with a huge chance of winning it, but he beats it up and over the bar. Wow.

After 90 minutes, Mahrez sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. It looked like it was clipping the outside of the post.

Luis Diaz on for Liverpool. Riyad Mahrez on for City. It’s all getting pretty tense now.

Salah curls wide, then Jesus shoots wide with De Bruyne wanting the ball pulled back. This is end-to-end.

NO GOAL! Raheem Sterling finished off, but he was just offside. After a VAR check, the target is rejected. Still 2-2. This game is chaos.

CHANCE! Salah has taken over this game now. He sends it through to Jota, but his shot is saved by Ederson. It’s all Liverpool. City have not started in the second half.

GOAL! What a start to the second half. Sadio Mane makes it 2-2 inside the first minute. Mohamed Salah with a brilliant turn and pass to the assistants and Mane slams home. So easy for Liverpool to cut through City there. What. A game.

HALF TIME: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool – What a breathtaking first half. City went ahead through De Bruyne, then equalized Jota after a distinguished move. City, however, were much better as the half progressed and Gabriel Jesus deserved them in front. Wow. Sometimes the big games don’t deliver, but it has this one. Big time. We get another 45 minutes of this !? Time to refresh your popcorn, folks …

Aymeric Laporte with one of the best tackles in last ditch you will ever see, denies Diogo Jota. How did he do it !? It all came from a moment of hesitation from Rodri as Liverpool remain dangerous at the break.

What a game. You can not take your eyes off it. You just can not. Every time I look down to write this in the press box, I have to look up again. It’s chaos.

GOAL! What a ball from Joao Cancelo and Jesus stays inside to knock home on the back post. 2-1 to Manchester City! They deserve that guidance. They have been excellent. Especially Cancelo.

CLOSE! Joao Cancelo smashes a low shot which takes a header and hits the outside of the post. City get a lot of joy when they play more directly behind Alexander-Arnold and Robertson.

WIDE! Joao Cancelo played in over the top and he does excellent to tee Kevin de Bruyne, but his shot cuts the outside of the post.

City run through the gears here while a ball is being whipped over, but John Stones can not get on the end of it. Liverpool appear to be a real threat at the break.

Ederson, without real pressure, almost goes the ball into his own net. Jota was so close to diverting it in. Huge sigh of relief here among the home fans.

GOAL! 1-1! Jota finishes after a nice post from Robertson is beaten back excellently by Alexander-Arnold. What a start. This huge game delivers early!

GOAL! 1-0! Manchester By! Kevin de Bruyne’s shot took a huge deflection from Joel Matip and flew in from the far post. The city is lush. What a start to this game.

SAVING! Alisson does excellent to reject Raheem Sterling, who was clean through and six yards out, but the Liverpool goalkeeper stood tall to deny him.

Gabriel Jesus has started on the right, Raheem Sterling through the middle and Phil Foden on the left. Exciting. Sterling seems to be focused on Joel Matip.

KICK OFF: We’re in the middle of an absolutely massive game.

Will Raheem Sterling be the difference? Our crew breaks it down.


A great TV team is here for this huge game, and so is Danny Cardenas. He flew in from Washington DC overnight and is fired up.

City is well out and early to warm up. A wave of applause from the home fans. The tension hangs in the air.

The team news is quite interesting here … Liverpool go with Jota, Mane and Salah at the top. It has been their best front three all season. Man City go with Raheem Sterling, Foden and De Bruyne at the top. Grealish and Mahrez are on the bench.

Welcome to the Etihad Stadium! Great atmosphere build.


Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup

Ruben Dias stays out, so John Stones and Aymeric Laporte start on central defense. Pep Guardiola starts Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling in attack.


Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup

Klopp has no injury problems at all and he was able to change his team in the UEFA Champions League victory over Benfica in midweek. Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip return to the starting lineup as Jota, Mane and Salah start the attack.


CONNECTION

Manchester City are at the top of the Premier League table, but are only one point ahead of Liverpool with eight games left of the season. Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions looked set to run away with the title this season, but they have stumbled a bit in recent weeks and Liverpool’s sensational form has put this potential title decision in place. The big question for Guardiola is how much the absence of Ruben Dias will affect his team in this showdown, plus who will he actually choose to start in midfield and attack? He is flooded with opportunities in those areas and only Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden seem like guaranteed starters right now. It’s time for Pep Guardiola to prove once again how good he is.

As for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, they are absolutely flying. They face Manchester City at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final next weekend, and they can also face City in the UEFA Champions League final, and Klopp enjoys these challenges against Pep. In truth, there is a lot of respect between these two coaches and their teams are set up so differently with their playing style, but both are brilliant. Liverpool have won 10 Premier League matches en route to this showdown, and they have won victories in recent weeks to retire in the title race. Can Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane deliver one of their epic screens? They will have to if Liverpool are to move over City and take the initiative in the title race ahead of the last month of the season or so.

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