Liverpool vs Man City LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

Follow all the action live as Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield in what promises to be a thrilling Premier League fixture.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in six games and sat top of the table heading into the weekend, however, the head coach insisted that they are only the first steps in a long and hard-fought race to regain the title. “I’m not too much interested in a start or whatever, I just want to play the best season we can play,” he said. “For that, I don’t draw any line under a specific part of the season and say then, ‘So far, so good.’ It is so far, so good but just a few games in, so let’s carry on, please.” Nevertheless, the Reds are riding a wave of momentum, having thrashed Porto 5-1 in the Champions League, even if they will have to make do without Trent Alexander-Arnold this afternoon.

Liverpool boast a great record against Pep Guardiola’s side at Anfield and, while City enjoyed a narrow victory over title rivals Chelsea last weekend, a 2-0 defeat against PSG in midweek drained some of the champions’ momentum. They remain favourites to defend their Premier League crown, though, having recovered well from their opening day defeat against Tottenham, with four wins out of their last five. Ahead of today’s match, Guardiola credited Klopp’s management as one of the reasons for his own success. “Jurgen Klopp’s teams helped me to be a better manager,” he said. “He put me on another level; to think about it, to prove myself, to be a better manager. That is the reason why I am still in this business.” Follow all the latest updates below:

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Liverpool vs Manchester City

Both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola were full of praise for each other ahead of their latest meeting. In 21 previous appearances, both managers have overseen nine victories and shared three draws, with Guardiola losing more matches against Klopp than any other manager.

Guardiola: “Jurgen Klopp’s teams helped me to be a better manager. He put me at another level, to think about it, to prove myself, to be a better manager. That is the reason why I am still in this business. The last four years, all the time, we were both there. It’s the biggest compliment that both clubs were there.”

Klopp: “I like him and I respect him and it’s really one of the biggest challenges for all managers in football to face his teams, because they are good. If you make a mistake you get punished and that is pretty much the game against Man City always. So you had better not make a lot of mistakes because otherwise you will get a knock.”

Liverpool vs Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports:

“It’s exciting. I’m not sure it will mean anything for the league in general. It’s nothing more than three more points. But in these games you have to be spot on, you have to at your best, because the opponent asks for that. Apart from last year’s game behind closed doors, in which we made a lot of mistakes, it’s always been close. It’s always been exciting, quick, full of desire and good football. That’s what I expect today at a full Anfield.”

“Pep is usually creative in these games. It looks like a similar line-up than against Chelsea. But I think we can be surprising as well. But we have to be really good, in everything we do.”

Virgil Van Dijk: “After being out for such a long time it’s amazing to be back for these games. It’s going to be a good day hopefully.”

Liverpool vs Manchester City

Anfield expects, and Liverpool vs Manchester City usually delivers.

City won their first match at Anfield since 2003 last season, but without fans at a quiet and soulless Anfield.

The fans are back this afternoon are will look to create the same atmosphere which has occasionally led the City’s downfall in recent years.

Tony Evans previews this afternoon’s box-office fixture:

The fine margins that can decide Liverpool vs Man City

Anfield has not often been a happy hunting ground for Pep Guardiola’s side, but it is the quality on the pitch that will decide what promises to be another brilliant and close-fought match

Liverpool vs Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, speaking to Sky Sports.

“We’ve had highs and lows and ups and downs [against Liverpool]. Both teams will fight for the Premier League this season.

“We will try to play with courage and try to play football. I know we are going to suffer but today we will try and be ourselves and have no regrets.”

Liverpool vs Manchester City: Team news from Anfield

Attention now turns to the last Premier League fixture of the weekend, and it’s a huge one as Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are unchanged from their Champions League win over Porto in midweek, while City make two changes from their 2-0 defeat at PSG with Jesus in for Sterling and Foden in for Mahrez.

Liverpool: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Jota, Mane

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Jesus, Foden, Grealish

Full time: Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa

Spurs go above West Ham into eighth, after Brentford scored a later winner at the London Stadium to earn a 2-1 win.

Villa remain in the top half with 10 points from their opening seven matches.

Full time: Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa

Spurs stop their slide of three consecutive Premier League defeats with an improved performance, in which they showed impressive resolve to respond to Ollie Watkins’ equaliser.

Son set up both goals in a man-of-the-match display, including the winner three minutes after Villa had pulled level as he forced Targett to turn the ball into his own net under pressure from Lucas.

Spurs played well in spells, although Villa were far from their best as their winning run comes to an end.

FULL TIME: Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa

Spurs successfully run the clock down and hold on for a big win!

Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa

90+3 mins: Son then wins a corner as the time continues to run down…

Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa

90+2 mins: Spurs have the ball in the corner, where Son does brilliantly to evade several Villa challenges and win a free kick near the corner flag.

He’s been the clear man of the match today.

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