The Premier League is set to return after the international break with another scintillating round of matches.
The action begins bright and early on Saturday with Manchester City hosting Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
The Cityzens have fallen eight points behind league leaders Arsenal, but with a game in hand, the title is certainly still within their grasp.
Taking care of a Liverpool side that has had significant highs and lows in recent weeks will be key for Man City to close the gap once again.
The Reds had a historic 7-0 victory over Manchester United two match weekends ago, but couldn’t keep the momentum going as they lost 1-0 at AFC Bournemouth the following weekend.
With the Premier League their sole focus for the rest of the season, Jurgen Klopp’s side will hope to pull off their second victory over Man City this season.
Arsenal come out of the international break looking to beat Leeds United on Saturday and get even closer to their first Premier League trophy since 2004. Arsenal have won their last six league matches and certainly have eyes on making it seven in a row.
Leeds continue to be a part of the pack fighting to stay out of the relegation zone, and four points in their last two matches have seen them do just that - for the time being at least. Americans Weston McKennie and Brenden Aaronson will hope to carry the momentum from strong US men’s national team performances and try to produce an incredible result on Saturday.
The primetime matchup on Sunday will take place at St. James’ Park as Newcastle United host Manchester United. Newcastle recently slipped out of the top four, but are two points behind Tottenham Hotspur with two games in hand, and only three behind Man Utd.
A victory at home over the Red Devils could see them vault as high as third place once again. While Erik ten Hag’s side have seen successful in competitions outside of the Premier League of late, their last two PL matches have been the big loss to Liverpool and a 0-0 draw against Southampton. This has have left them vulnerable to falling outside Champions League positions.
A road win over the Magpies would be a statement victory that could solidify their spot near the top of the table.
Don’t miss this one. Watch the match at 11:30 AM ET on USA Network.