Liverpool’s thrilling season continues today at Wembley, with Jurgen Klopp‘s familiar old guard up top all on the hunt for their latest milestone.
Any Milestones for This Trio?
Mo Salah needs two goals to reach 30 for the season in all competitions and he has scored in four of the last six meetings with City.
The Good and the Bad…
Liverpool’s last three Wembley visits have all been decided by a penalty shoot-out. They lost the Community Shield in both 2019 and 2020 to Manchester City and Arsenal respectively before the Carabao Cup win over Chelsea back in February.
This is the third time the clubs have met at Wembley and City have never lost – winning both the 2016 League Cup Final and 2019 Community Shield on penalties.
These are the Days, Reds!
A Tough Nut to Crack
City have conceded only four goals in their last 10 matches in all competitions, half of those to Liverpool last Sunday.
And they have lost only one of the last nine meetings against Liverpool – October 2019 they lost 1-3 at Anfield with a consolation goal from Bernardo Silva.
Michael Oliver is today’s referee, he was the man in the middle in the 2016 League Cup Final between the teams which City won on penalties.
City have won each of their last 9 games when he has taken charge. He was the FA Cup final referee in both 2018 and 2021.
This Season’s Scorers
Liverpool: Salah 28, Jota 21, Mane 16, Firmino 11, Minamino 9, Fabinho 7, Origi 5,
Henderson 3, Keita 3, Luis Diaz 3, Oxlade-Chamberlain 3, Van Dijk 3, Alexander-Arnold 2, Konate 2, Thiago 2, Elliott 1, Gordon 1, Jones 1, Matip 1, Robertson 1, own goals 1
Man City: Mahrez 22, De Bruyne 14, Sterling 14, Foden 11, Bernardo Silva 10, Gundogan 8, Jesus 7, Grealish 4, Cancelo 3, Laporte 3, Palmer 3, Rodri 3, Torres 3, Ake 2, Ruben Dias 2, Stones 2, Fernandinho 1, Walker 1, own goals 3
* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).