Manchester City will host League Cup defending champions Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium for their round of 16 fixture on Thursday. The Blues lost to Liverpool when the two teams met at Anfield in the Premier League earlier this season, and will hope to gain revenge on home soil.
That was one of only two defeats Pep Guardiola’s side have suffered in the Premier League as they are currently involved in an exciting title race alongside leaders Arsenal. It will be a difficult away trip for Liverpool, who have lost twice in their last five competitive outings and have not been at their best this season.
Manchester City and Liverpool will go head-to-head in a game where many eyes will be on Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah.
When does Manchester City vs Liverpool kick off?
The game between Manchester City and Liverpool starts on Saturday, April 1st, 2023.
8.30 a.m. ET
5.30 a.m. PT
Manchester City vs Liverpool preview
The Citizens will host Liverpool needing to grab the three points to keep chasing leaders Arsenal in the Premier League standings and keep their chances of lifting the trophy at the end of the season.
Pep Guardiola’s men, who will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, are currently sitting second in the table with 61 points, eight behind the Gunners, although City have one game in hand.
The current Premier champions go into the game in red-hot form, as they have won their last six games across all competitions, scoring 13 goals only in their last two matches combined.
Meanwhile, the visitors will give their best to get a good result at Etihad Stadium, as they are fighting for the Champions League spots.
Jurgen Klopp’s pupils are now sitting sixth with 42 points, seven points away from Tottenham’s fourth spot, although The Reds have two games in hand.
Liverpool are expected to fully focus on the Premier League now that they are out of the Champions League after being eliminated by Real Madrid by a 6-2 aggregate score.