[WATCH/STREAMS!] Liverpool vs Manchester City Live Free Online Broadcast 25 November 2023
The return of Premier League action this weekend sees a huge showdown at the Etihad Stadium on November 25 as Manchester City host old foes Liverpool. Man City vs Liverpool live stream: How to watch Premier League game online
The top two clash as the Premier League returns
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have built up a fascinating rivalry in recent seasons with City and Liverpool fighting out a string of Premier League title battles since 2018.
Despite the emergence of Arsenal as a threat to City's Premier League dominance, a clash with their neighbours is always a key fixture for Guardiola, as he aims to maintain their lead at the top of the table.
Man City vs Liverpool live stream, Date, Time, Channels
The Man City vs Liverpool live stream takes place on Saturday, November 25.
► Time: 12:30 p.m. GMT / 7:30 a.m. ET / 4:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. AEDT
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
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Mateo Kovacic is out for Citynafter being forced to withdraw from the Croatia squad due to a thigh problem. Nathan Ake is set to come into the defence and Erling Haaland is expected to be fit, despite suffering an ankle injury on Norway duty.
Klopp has not flagged up any new injuries following the international break and Ryan Gravenberch and Ibrahima Konate are both set to return after missing out in their 3-0 win over Brentford last time out.
Alexis Mac Allister is also back from suspension, and should start, with Kostas Tsimikas returning early from Greece duty to prepare for this game.
Both sides head into this game in strong form, unbeaten in their last four Premier League games each, and City have not lost at home since November 2022.
That home form is crucial in predicting this clash, with Liverpool failing to win on their last five Premier League visits to the Etihad Stadium, but Klopp will be confident of picking up a draw.
Man City have gone up a gear in recent weeks, while Liverpool have similarly improved as the season has progressed. It is no surprise then, that these teams start the weekend as the top two in the league.
The Citizens have a number of injury concerns though, including Erling Haaland. The superstar striker picked up an ankle injury whilst on international duty with Norway. By contrast, Curtis Jones, Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez and Ryan Gravenberch have all resumed training and could be available for the Reds.
The visitors have a relatively poor record at the Etihad Stadium, including a 4-1 walloping last season, but the likes of Mo Salah, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez will provide enough firepower to trouble the suspect City defence. Off the pitch, the touchline antics of Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola should provide some extra spice.
The teams occupy the top two spots nine games into the season and could be setting up for a title race with this matchup. City can keep their hold on first place with a win or draw, while the Reds have the opportunity to leapfrog them with a victory since they sit just one point behind.
The reigning champions have hit their stride in recent weeks, and have won four of their last five games by at least two goals. That form was disrupted right before the international break with their wild 4-4 draw at Chelsea that demonstrated some defensive room for improvement, and how they might stack up against one of England's more competitive sides.
The Reds have three wins in their last five but recently hit a pair of rough patches. Liverpool drew 1-1 with promotion side Luton Town on Nov. 5 and followed that up with a loss at Toulouse in Europa League action just days later, but rebounded just before the break with a 3-0 win over Brentford.
Mohamed Salah has four goals during that stretch and could play a major role on Saturday, as could Diogo Jota with two goals in the team's last five games. As is the case for City's Alvarez, Alisson and Alexis Mac Allister will be in England after a lengthy trip from Rio de Janeiro.
Unsurprisingly, the teams enter the match at the Etihad Stadium sitting first and second in the table, with Pep Guardiola’s men holding a one-point advantage over Jürgen Klopp’s side.
The status of Erling Haaland is in doubt after Man City’s star forward picked up an injury with Norway over the international break. His likely replacement Julián Álvarez is traveling back from South America, and may not be ready to start straight after returning.