Manchester City will be traveling to Anfield to play the men in Liverpool jerseys on Sunday. Both teams struggled on their opening weekend, with Manchester City narrowly winning over Southampton and Liverpool losing 3-0 against West Bromwich Albion.
This is far from the start new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wanted. “We’ve got to win games and make progress, but this was a bad day at the office,” Rodgers said after the match.
Rodgers was brought to Liverpool after he received praise for his team’s great passing style at Swansea. He has brought over Joe Allen, a former Swansea player, and will be looking to bring his slick passing style to Liverpool. Rodger’s second Premier League match in charge of Liverpool will not get any easier as they will face the reigning English Premier League champions.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes Liverpool have the potential to contend for the Premier League title this season. “I think Liverpool will fight for the title this year because they bought good players, they have a good manager, they change their style of play,” Mancini said.
Manchester City will be short one of their stars for this game. Sergio Aguero was injured during City’s match against Southampton. City has enough depth and top players that the loss of Aguero should not affect the team too much.
Rodger’s will not want to start out his managerial campaign at Liverpool with two losses, while Mancini will want his men in Manchester City jerseys to perform much better than they did against Southampton. This should result in a great match that will hopefully be close. No matter what happens on Sunday, there is one thing all fans should be excited about: The Barclays Premier League is back in full swing!
Written By: Eric Stoyanov, Contributing Writer, soccerprose.com
Credit ESPNFC and The Guardian for the quotes.
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