Champions Liverpool are playing their first match as the league champions against the defending champions.
Manchester City will host the champions Liverpool at Etihad Stadium.
Prior to the match, here are some important things to know about this match.
Fact number 1
Thursday’s clash between City and Liverpool will mark the third meeting between the defending champions and newly crowned champions. Previously, the defending champions and newly crowned champions has played back in 2007 and 2016. Chelsea was involved in both the occasions.
Fact number 2
A win today for Manchester City could be their third straight win at home for the first time since 1937.
Fact number 3
Similarly, a win for Liverpool will complete a Premier League double against Manchester City. The Reds have done this in just two occasions, back in 2005/6 and 2015/16.
Fact number 4
At least a goal or an assist for Mohamed Salah will make him the second -fastest player to reach 100 Premier League goal involvements, reaching the mark in his 115th match. Alan Shearer achieved the century in 100 matches.