Liverpool take on Manchester City on the Sunday, looking to further close the gap to the top four…
Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield on Sunday, looking to move up into fifth place in the Premier League table. The Reds are unbeaten in the Premier League since mid-December, but will be looking to bounce back from Thursday evening’s Europa League defeat against Besiktas.
Brendan Rodgers’ side beat the eventual Premier League champions 3-2 in the corresponding fixture last season, and will be looking to continue their impressive home record against City this weekend.
Here are the five key battles which could decide the game:
Martin Skrtel vs Sergio Aguero
The Slovakian is one of the biggest leaders in the Liverpool squad, as proven by him taking the captaincy against Besiktas on Thursday, and he’ll have to be at his very best as he marshals his defence against the deadly Argentine.
The 26-year-old has scored 69 goals in 108 Premier League appearances for his club, making him on of the deadliest front-men in world football. Thankfully, Skrtel is capable of stopping anyone on his day, and his performance on Sunday will be integral to the final result.