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Official explanation for Divock Origi’s absence for Liverpool vs Man City provided

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Official explanation for Divock Origi’s absence for Liverpool vs Man City provided

Liverpool vs Man City

Liverpool will look to continue their fine start to the 2021/22 season shortly, when they take on Manchester City at Anfield.

The Reds’ last outing saw them smash FC Porto, who had previously gone unbeaten in 18 games, 5-1 in a Champions League tie.

Before that, Liverpool were held to a 3-3 draw by Brentford the weekend prior, but they are also the only side in the Premier League who are yet to lose a single game this campaign.

Of course, that could very easily change on Sunday, when they play host to City in the final Premier League game before the international break.

Man City did lose to PSG earlier this week, and were beaten by Tottenham on the opening weekend. However, their win over Chelsea recently reminded any doubters that Pep Guardiola and co. are still a force to be reckoned with.

For more information on the game, check out the links below:

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Why Origi missed out vs Man City

As is customary, Liverpool would release their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.

The XI proved pretty standard, and featured few surprises. With Harvey Elliott and Thiago still out injured, Klopp opted to keep Curtis Jones in midfield alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

Elsewhere, James Milner was the man chosen to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.

The only noticeable, and initially unexplained omission from the matchday squad came in the form of Divock Origi.

However, Liverpool have since confirmed that the Belgian is out due to illness:

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This article was edited by
Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 6 11 14
3 Manchester United 7 8 14
4 Everton FC 7 5 14
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 3 14
6 Manchester City 6 11 13
7 West Ham United 6 5 11
8 Aston Villa 6 2 10
9 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
10 Brentford FC 6 3 9
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
12 Tottenham Hotspur 6 -5 9
13 Leicester City 6 -3 7
14 Watford FC 7 -3 7
15 Crystal Palace 6 -3 6
16 Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 -14 1
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 6
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 3
Raphinha Leeds United 3
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 3
Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 2
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester City 2

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