Liverpool awaits United's gift, While Arsenal strolls to maintain brilliance

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The 27th round of the Premier League witnesses strong matchups, with the highlight being the derby between Manchester City and their visitors, Manchester United, next Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.

The round's fixtures kick off tomorrow, Saturday, as Liverpool faces a tough away match against Nottingham Forest, seeking a victory to strengthen their position at the top of the table, while also hoping for a favor from the Manchester derby.

Liverpool currently tops the league with 60 points, followed by defending champions Manchester City in second place with 59 points, and Arsenal in third place with 58 points.

Arsenal will play away against Sheffield United next Monday.

Liverpool enters the Nottingham Forest match in high spirits after winning the EFL Cup against Chelsea (1-0) and advancing to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-0 victory over Southampton, mainly relying on young players due to various injuries, including key players like Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez , and Dominic soboslai.


However, Liverpool's manager, Jurgen Klopp, has gained significant contributions from emerging young talents such as Jarrell Quansah, Conor Bradley, James McConnell, Bobby Clark, Luis Comas, and Jayden Dans.

The task for Liverpool won't be easy, considering Nottingham Forest's improved performance under their new Portuguese manager, Nuno Santo, despite their recent exit from the FA Cup against Manchester United with a late 1-0 defeat.

Liverpool awaits United's gift, While Arsenal strolls to maintain brilliance
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In another match, Manchester City will face their neighbors, Manchester United, with Pep Guardiola aiming to confirm his team's dominance over Erik ten Hag's side for the third consecutive match. Guardiola's team won 2-1 in the FA Cup final last season and 3-0 in the first encounter of the current season.

Manchester City is also looking to avoid any setbacks before facing Liverpool at Anfield next week, following a different test against FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg.

On the other hand, Erik ten Hag seeks to overcome the setback of the recent loss to Fulham (2-1), which dropped Manchester United to sixth place with 44 points, breaking a streak of four consecutive victories.

Before the derby, Manchester United passed a tough test by defeating Nottingham Forest in the last minutes to advance to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup last Wednesday.

The round concludes with a match between Arsenal, currently third in the standings with 58 points, and Sheffield United, who are at the bottom of the league with 20 points.

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal's manager, hopes to utilize the significant technical differences to achieve a seventh consecutive win, potentially giving them the top spot in the standings alongside Liverpool and Manchester City in the musical chairs of the title race.