Liverpool and Manchester City Clash for the Capital One Cup TrophyPublished February 28, 2016 by Florin P
Capital One Cup winner to be decided at Wembley Stadium in Liverpool vs Manchester City match (4:30 p.m UK Time).
Boss Jurgen Klopp couldn’t change much for Liverpool and in spite of his efforts to make the team play a more offensive football, few goals were scored. Now that the former champions are not even within striking distance of the leading pack and have no chance to secure a European competition berth, a single trophy is up for grabs. Liverpool will try to win the Capital One Cup at Wembley Stadium against Manchester City.
One Chance to Salvage the Season
Liverpool lost a couple of key players over the last three years and the replacements were not good enough to make their absence go unnoticed. The team currently sits in the eighth place and the only real trophy within their reach is the Capital One Cup. That’s why this game is of critical importance for Liverpool and they’ll throw everything they’ve got at Manchester City.
The double legged match against Augsburg didn’t cause new injuries and Klopp can rely on his best 11 players in the match against the 2014 champions. They didn’t play a match over the weekend and unlike their opponents who played a tough game in Kiev, their Europa League clash was far less intense.
Bigger Fish to Fry for Manchester City
Winning the Capital One Cup would represent an important milestone for Manchester City, but this is not their top priority. Their untimely elimination from the FA cup was hardly a surprise, since their manager chose to use reserves. Manchester City tries to win the Premier League and the Champions League and even though the road ahead is long, they are still in the race.
Punters should resist the temptation of backing the favorites, because even though they have the better team on paper they lack motivation. Liverpool is the team to back and with Bet365 Sports offering odds of 7/10 on Liverpool to win or draw, the decision is as good as made.