Foden, the flanks and key battles that will decide Manchester City v Liverpool

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The role of Phil Foden, the space afforded to Trent Alexander-Arnold and the struggle to control the wings could all be vital

No manager has beaten Pep Guardiola as often as Jürgen Klopp, although the balance is swinging the Manchester City manager’s way, with one defeat in nine meetings since the Champions League quarter-finals of April 2018. Theirs is one of the great rivalries, a meeting of two coaches who have done more than anybody else to shape the tactical landscape of modern football. But how might they set up on Sunday and where is the game between Liverpool and their Premier League title rivals likely to be won and lost?

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Written by Jonathan Wilson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2022/apr/09/a-clash-of-great-rivals-the-key-battles-that-will-decide-manchester-city-v-liverpool under the title “Foden, the flanks and key battles that will decide Manchester City v Liverpool”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.