Get ready for the ultimate Premier League showdown as Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 1st April at 12:30 pm (UK time) or 1:30 pm (CAT). Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match and how to watch it.
Erling Haaland’s availability for the game is in doubt due to his recent injury, and Pep Guardiola will decide on his fitness after the last training session. Guardiola said, “Life is risk in these stages. You have to take it. We score a lot of goals this season. He scored an incredible amount of goals. But in the past always we scored a lot of goals.”
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Phil Foden is set to miss the game after undergoing surgery for acute appendicitis, but Guardiola is hopeful that he could return within two to three weeks.
The game will kick off at 12:30 pm (UK time) or 1:30 pm (CAT) at the Etihad Stadium and will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Fans worldwide can tune in to watch the match via our global listings on livesoccertv.com.
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Guardiola believes that Liverpool remains an exceptional team despite their up and downs in recent seasons. He said, “My opinion about Liverpool remains the same. Winning the Champions League or having a season of having up and downs. Nothing changes. Now the biggest rival is another one this season. But whatever happened in the past, always will be a big rival.”
The two teams last met in December’s Carabao Cup match, which City won 3-2 after a thrilling battle at the Etihad Stadium. Erling Haaland, Fabio Carvalho, Riyad Mahrez, and Mohamed Salah scored the goals of the match.
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City won 6-0 against Burnley in the FA Cup, with Haaland bagging his sixth hat-trick of the season across all competitions. Liverpool lost their last league match 1-0 to Bournemouth and were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.
Simon Hooper will be the referee for the match, with Adrian Holmes and Simon Long serving as assistants. Graham Scott will be the fourth official, while John Brooks and Matthew Wilkes will be the VAR and assistant VAR, respectively.
Don’t miss this epic Premier League encounter between two of the top teams in the league!
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