Comparing the next five Premier League fixtures of Liverpool and Manchester City

Here are the next five Premier League fixtures of both Liverpool and Manchester City compared, who has the easier run?

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Liverpool currently sit on top of the Premier League table with 45 points.

The Reds are unbeaten in England’s top flight for their last 13 games, winning eight of them during that run.

Their one and only defeat of the season was an undeserved loss against Tottenham back in September.

The clash between Liverpool and Spurs was fairly even throughout. However, it was massively overshadowed due to the multiple officiating mistakes that were made during the game.

However, aside from that loss, Liverpool have managed to overcome some tough opposition.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have managed to win the likes of Newcastle and Everton since the start of the campaign.

Liverpool’s start of the season have included some ‘easier’ games but they are now set for a tough run over their next five games.

There is even more added pressure as Manchester City are perched in second place, just two points behind the Reds.

However, in some good news for Liverpool, the likes of Andy Robertson and Thiago are likely to return to the pitch in February.

The next five Premier League matches for Liverpool

Arguably, the Reds’ most difficult games are set to come in their opening three matches.

Their first clash is against Bournemouth who have recently came into a purple patch of form.

The Cherries have won six of their last eight Premier League games and have even defeated the likes of Manchester United and Fulham during that run.

Their current patch of form is no doubt thanks to former Liverpool player, Dominic Solanke.

The striker recently won December’s Premier League Player of The Month award after scoring six goals throughout the month.

However, despite the Cherries being Liverpool’s first Premier League game after the winter break, they are not the team Liverpool should be most worried about in their run.

Their following two matches will come against both Arsenal and Chelsea. The Gunners sit in fourth, just four points behind the Reds.

Whereas Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea are in ninth and have won four of their last five games.

Mikel Arteta’s side are likely the team Klopp will be most wary of as when the sides last met, it ended in a draw in what, at the time, was described as a season defining moment for each team.

However, since the stalemate last time out, Arsenal have been far from their best.

The Gunners have only won one of their last five games and Klopp’s men will be looking to capitalise on their poor run of form.

The Reds’ next two games after their away day against Arsenal will come in the form of Brentford and Burnley.

Burnley look set to go down to the Championship again this season after Vincent Kompany has only led his side to three wins across the season thus far.

Brentford have also had a lacklustre season and currently sit in 16th, just three points ahead of the relegation zone.

The Bees have lost all five of their last games and are going through one of their worst runs of form since being promoted to the Premier League.

However, as the clash won’t be taking place until the 16th February, they will likely have star man, Ivan Toney, back within the first-team fold.

That is providing that the London-based club don’t sell the striker in January.

On paper Liverpool have a mixed run in regards to the difficulty of their run, however, when compared to Manchester City, it seems fairly difficult.

What Manchester City’s next five Premier League fixtures look like

Although both Manchester City and Liverpool are playing some of the same teams within their next five matches, The Cityzens’ seems easier than that of Liverpool’s.

The sides will each face Burnley, Brentford and Chelsea which will show the difference between each of the sides.

Within their next five games, however, Man City will play Brentford twice.

Man City have been without their playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne for several months due to an injury he sustained.

However, he has now returned and made an instant impact against Newcastle in the Premier League.

The Belgium international came onto the pitch in the 69th minute and by the 74th, he had already scored.

The other team that the Cityzens are set to face is another Liverpool rival, Everton.

Who has the easier run, Liverpool or Manchester City?

When looking at the fixtures, it is evident to see that Guardiola’s men have the easier run over the next five games.

This means that, Liverpool will have to be on top form and ensure that each game is played with the intention to win.

It will be interesting to see in the middle of February whether or not the Reds will still find themselves on top of the Premier League table.

 

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