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Manchester City and Liverpool drew 1-1 in the 13th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 9:30 pm (Korean time) on the 25th. As a result, Man City maintained first place in the league with 29 points, and Liverpool also remained in second place with 28 points.
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On this day, Man City used the 3-2-4-1 formation. Erling Haaland was at the front, supported by Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva, Julian Alvarez, and Phil Foden. Rodri and Manuel Akanji made up the midfield, and the back three consisted of Nathan Ake, Ruben Diaz, and Kyle Walker. Ederson wore the goalkeeper gloves.
The waiting list included Oscar Bopp, Sergio Gomes, Rico Luis, Scott Carson, Calvin Phillips, John Stones, Yosuko Gvardiol and Stefan Orteca.
To counter this, Liverpool adopted a 4-3-3 formation. Diogo Jota, Darwin Núñez, and Mohamed Salah formed the top three, while Curtis Jones, Alexis McAllister, and Dominique Szoboszlai played as midfielders. The back four consisted of Konstantinos Tsimikas, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Alisson Becker guarding the goal.
On the bench were Luis Dias, Harvey Elliott, Cody Gakpo, Jarrell Kwansa, Ryan Gravenberch, Joe Gomez, Endo Wataru, Ibrahima Konate and Caoimin Kelleher.
Both teams are facing an important game. Currently, Man City is in first place in the league with 9 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses in 12 PL games. The winning point is 28 points. Liverpool is in second place with 8 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss in 12 league games. The winning point is 27 points, which is only 1 point different from Manchester City. Arsenal is tied on points with Liverpool, but Liverpool is +1 ahead in goal difference.
Ultimately, the team ranked first in the league may change depending on the results of this game. First of all, from Man City's perspective, if they catch Liverpool, they will break the 30-point mark and maintain their lead. Of course, even if there is a draw, you can still remain in first place. The gap with Liverpool remains at 1 point. Also, if Arsenal does not win away to Brentford, Manchester City will still be in first place.
Liverpool is aiming for a win to regain the lead. First of all, in order to change the ranking against Man City, it is only possible to win unconditionally. If Arsenal wins against Brentford, Liverpool may be in second place and Arsenal may be in first place due to goal difference, but in any case, from Liverpool's point of view, if they win, they can take the lead for a while or until the next round.
The match between Manchester City and Liverpool is also attracting attention due to the match between Haaland and Salah. Haaland joined Manchester City ahead of last season. Haaland, who has already proven his skills while playing for Salzburg (Austria) and Dortmund (Germany), is considered a strong candidate for the next Ballon d'Or along with Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Even after joining Manchester City, he performed amazingly. He immediately became the top scorer in his first season with 36 goals in the PL and also ranked first in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) with 12 goals. With Holland at the forefront, Manchester City achieved a treble by winning the league, UCL, and even the FA Cup. This is the second time in history for an English club (the first after Manchester United).
Holland quickly rose to the league's leading scorer this season. Currently, he has started all 12 games and scored 13 goals. There was a possibility that he would miss the Liverpool match due to an injury suffered during the international match in November, but fortunately, he was named in the starting list again this time.
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