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Why Liverpool Will Defeat Manchester City

Liverpool are away this weekend against Manchester City. To say the stakes are high would be an understatement. As we stand now, the Reds are 4th in the table with 55 points, while City are 3rd on the table with 54 points.


A win at the Etihad would spring the Reds into the top three and potentially into second place. Tottenham are second in the table with 54 points and they have a tough upcoming match this weekend against Southampton. If they don't get the win and the Reds do win, Liverpool will finish the week in second place on the table.


While the Reds aren't going to catch up to Chelsea this season, they have a great chance to finish runner-up if they can string some victories together in the final ten matches of the 2016/17 campaign.


Head-to-Head Results


Liverpool are 4-1-0 in the last five head-to-head matches against Man City, including a perfect 4-0-0 in Premier League matches. City haven't defeated the Reds since a 3-1 victory back in August 2014.


These two teams have played once already this season and Liverpool won 1-0 at Anfield. Georginio Wijnaldum scored the lone goal in the match. The Dutch midfielder has five goals this campaign and he could be an option in the goal scoring markets this weekend, as he has scored a goal in each of Liverpool's last two league matches.


Wijnaldum has helped the Reds get off to a great start this month. Liverpool are 2-0-0 in league play with wins against Arsenal (3-1) and Burnley (2-1) in March. They can close out the month undefeated with a win on Sunday.


Strengthened Attack


City have lost once at home all season and that came against Chelsea (3-1) back in December. If you want to go into the Etihad and get the full three points you need to score goals, which Liverpool can do. The Reds rank first in goals scored (60) this season, which includes an average of 1.71 GPG in away matches.


Roberto Firmino had to miss last week's match against Burnley, but he'll be back in the line-up against City. Firmino has been a thorn in City's side for a long time now and he has scored two goals in the last four H2H matches.


Jurgen Klopp will have an easier time selecting the starting line-up with Firmino back. If Liverpool are going to win it'll be because Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane are able to score at least a pair of goals.


Winning at the Etihad won't come easy, but it's definitely a possibility if Liverpool can find some away form.


Liverpool have been struggling away from Anfield recently. The Reds are winless in their last four away matches (2-2-0) in league play. They haven't won an away match since defeating Everton (1-0) back in December.


City have been in great form too, as they haven't lost a match since January. City are 4-2-0 in their last six league matches, but they're coming off a disappointing nil-nil draw against Stoke City last week.


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