Live on Skysports 1: Mon 20.00: Liverpool and Manchester City are hard to split at Anfield where Paddy Power price a draw at 9/4.
Any lingering hopes Liverpool had of sneaking into the Champions League places evaporated last weekend as they went down 2-1 at West Brom and as a result the Reds’ home clash against third-placed Manchester City looks a little less significant from the hosts’ point of view.
Nevertheless, from a City perspective, it’s a crucial clash as Roberto Mancini’s look to keep Tottenham at arm’s length in the race for the top four and buoyed by their 5-0 thrashing of Sunderland last weekend, they could leave with at least something from their Anfield trip.
Kenny Dalglish’s side are 13/8 courtesy of Betfred while the visitors can be backed at an identical price but are also available at a chunky-looking 19/10 (Ladbrokes). However, Liverpool have remained strong at home despite a largely inconsistent campaign and subsequently, Paddy Power’s 9/4 chalked against the draw looks the best bet on Merseyside, where Sportingbet offer 3/4 for both teams to score and Totesport offer a 1-1 stalemate at 11/2.
Andy Carroll meanwhile, has yet to open his Liverpool account but the powerful striker did notch against City for former club Newcastle on Boxing Day and starting to regain his match sharpness, he’s worth considering at 2/1 courtesy of Coral to get on the scoresheet at any point.