Manchester City vs Liverpool, FA Cup Semi Final, Team News, Predicted Lineup

Pep Guardiola’s men are fresh from victors League progression, having seen out their quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid with an unruly 0-0 draw to secure a 1-0 aggregate palm. That made it two draws in race, having preliminarily played out a 2-2 classic against Liverpool in the Premier League.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Semi Final

The two sides met in the Premier League just last week and treated observers to another epic contest. City took the lead doubly through Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, with Liverpool responding on both occasions via Diogo Jota and Sadio Mané.

Manchester City aim to bespeak their place in the FA Cup final on Saturday autumn as they meet Liverpool at Wembley.

Guardiola has got a rather bleak record at this stage in the competition. In his four FA Cupsemi-final appearances, City beat Brighton and Hove Albion in 2019 but have lost on the other three occasions- formerly against Chelsea and doubly against Arsenal

Match Info

  • Competition: FA Cup
  • Round: SemiFinal
  • Stadium: Wembley
  • Temp: 11°C

Team News

Man City were in the wars against Atletico on Wednesday night-Phil Foden’s bandaged head was substantiation of that-and Guardiola also lost Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne to injuries, with the former wringing his ankle while De Bruyne demanded aches in his shin.

Guardiola claimed that the injuries left his side in” big trouble”before thesemi-final, but Ruben Dias was fit enough to make the bench at the Wanda Metropolitano, and Gabriel Jesus is back from a European suspense.

Dias’s return could see John Monuments move to right- back to cover for the injured Perambulator, or Joao Cancelo could switch sides as either Nathan Ake or Oleksandr Zinchenko return on the leftism, so Guardiola has plenitude of options for change in the protective areas. De Bruyne’s issue will also likely lead to a recall for Raheem Sterling.

In discrepancy, Liverpool master Klopp could formerly again be working with a full complement of options after his players came through the alternate leg with Benfica unscathed, but Diogo Jota has surfaced as a slight mistrustfulness due to a knock.

Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are set for recalls to the backline, while Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara both came off the bench against Benfica and should feature from the off then.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are also poised to come back into the first XI, with Luis Diaz potentially joining the African brace after coming off just after the hour mark in the alternate leg with Benfica.

Expected Lineup

Manchester City predicted starting lineup: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Laporte- Ake; Silva; Rodri, Gundogan; Jesus- Sterling, Grealish

Liverpool predicted starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander; Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago- Salah; Mane; Diaz