Man City vs Liverpool’s head to head comparison: Determining the stronger team over the years

Man City vs Liverpool’s head to head comparison: Determining the stronger team over the years

Ciku Njuguna
updated at May 17, 2024 at 6:08 PM
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Man City and Liverpool have faced equally strong opposition in their last few matches. The top-tier squads have been locked in an intense football rivalry over performance supremacy for decades. Dig in and explore the Man City vs Liverpool’s head-to-head comparison, performance stats, titles, and achievements.

Man City vs Liverpool
Manchester City and Liverpool's logos. Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images, Supakit Wisetanuphong/MB Media.
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Sports Brief has used credible information from the official team websites, Premier League and Transfermarkt, to paint a clear picture of the Liverpool and Man City head-to-head record analysis. This article contains an analysis of Man City vs Liverpool head-to-head match records, legends, stats, and achievement history over time.

What is the Man City vs Liverpool head-to-head record?

According to Transfermarkt, the Reds and the Blues played each other in 146 matches, with Liverpool FC winning 70, drawing 42, and losing 34 games against their counterparts. This record has been achieved over decades, from the 1924/25 season when they played in the First Division to the 2023/24 season in the Premier League.

When comparing Liverpool vs Man City's head-to-head record of all time, the Reds come out on top. Except for the FA Community Shield, the football team has dominated this matchup for extended periods and has outscored their counterparts in every competition in which the two teams clashed.

Man City vs Liverpool's players
Liverpool (red) and Manchester City's players (blue) in action during a Premier League match at Anfield on March 10, 2024, in Liverpool, England. Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC.
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The table below shows the complete head-to-head record of Man City vs Liverpool all matches across all leagues. The record covers both teams' Division One and League Division Two stats.

Competition

Played

Manchester City wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

Premier League

54

12

21

21

First Division

118

34

25

59

Second Division

4

0

1

3

FA Cup

8

2

2

4

EFL Cup

8

2

3

3

UEFA Champions League

2

0

0

2

FA Community Shield

2

0

1

1

What is the Man City vs Liverpool’s head-to-head match record for 2023/24?

In the last decade, two clubs, Manchester City and Liverpool, have risen to the top of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp's current managerial staffs have led their teams to great success, with multiple championships to their names.

The Reds won 26 matches, while the Citizens won 12. Here are the outcomes of their matches for the 2023/24 season.

Man City vs Liverpool's players
Liverpool's Joel Matip (front) competes with Manchester City's Cole Palmer during a Carabao Cup match at Etihad Stadium on December 22, 2022. Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista.
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League

Match date

Liverpool FC

Manchester City FC

English Premier League

March 10, 2024

1

1

English Premier League

November 25, 2023

1

1

English Premier League

April 1, 2023

1

4

Man City vs Liverpool head-to-head record at Anfield

With only two victories in 26 Premier League visits to Anfield, the Citizens were in serious trouble. The team has lost seventeen of their matches and drawn seven of them.

Man City vs Liverpool head-to-head record at Etihad Stadium

With their 2-1 quarterfinal Champions League victory in April 2018, Liverpool's last visit to the Etihad Stadium ended in a victory. In November 2015, they won 4 to 1 at the stadium in the previous league match.

Liverpool vs Man City's Premier League head-to-head record

Presently sitting in second place in the Premier League table, the Citizens have a shot at qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. Liverpool is now in third place in the Premier League and may win the UEFA Champions League.

Man City vs Liverpool's players
Liverpool's Wataru Endo (l) vies for the ball with a Manchester City opponent during a Premier League football match at Etihad Stadium on November 25, 2023. Photo by Kyodo News.
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Liverpool vs Man City's trophies

Although the Sky Blues finally broke through in the 2010s after being bought out by the Abu Dhabi United Group, the Reds have a longer trophy haul. Manchester City has won four European and international titles, while their rivals have fourteen. Three of Manchester City's titles were won in 2023.

The Reds won the 2021/22 FA Cup, while their Citizens won the 2018/19 and 2022/23 tournaments. Under Pep Guardiola's watch, the team reached the FA Cup final without defeat. The Reds made it to the League Cup final three times, and they won in 2021/22 and 2023/24. The Blues have been to and won the League Cup final for four consecutive seasons.

Liverpool vs Man City's legends

Liverpool and Manchester City have a long history of competition that goes beyond the field. Many famous players have played for both teams. The rivalry has been shaped by famous people like Steven Gerrard, Vincent Kompany, Kenny Dalglish, and Sergio Agüero. They have added to its history and made it more interesting.

Man City vs Liverpool
Manchester City's Nathan Ake (r) tackles Liverpool's Darwin Nunez (l) during a Premier League match at Etihad Stadium on November 25, 2023. Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside.
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Who are the biggest Manchester City legends?

  1. Sergio Aguero
  2. Alan Oakes
  3. David Silva
  4. Colin Bell
  5. Yaya Toure
  6. Fernandinho
  7. Bert Trautmann
  8. İlkay Gündoğan
  9. Rodri
  10. Mike Summerbee

Who are the biggest Liverpool legends?

  1. Ian Rush
  2. Billy Liddell
  3. Robbie Fowler
  4. Mohamed Salah
  5. Sadio Mane
  6. Ian St John
  7. Kevin Keegan
  8. Fernando Torres
  9. Terry McDermott
  10. Ian Callaghan
Man City vs Liverpool
Liverpool and Manchester City's legends Fernando Torres (l) and Sergio Aguero (r) in action. Photo by Etsuo Hara, Sebastian Frej/MB Media.
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Frequently asked questions

As of May 2024, the Reds have had a good record at Anfield against the Blues. Here are some of the most common questions about the head-to-head results between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp's teams.

1. Which team has Man City beaten the most?

According to Statsmuse, Tottenham Hotspur has recorded the most wins in the Premier League against Manchester City, with 28 wins. Chelsea and Manchester United follow suit with 27 and 25 wins.

2. Who has scored more goals, Liverpool or Man City?

The Premier League stats centre reveals the Citizen's dominance over the Reds with 7 more goals in the 2023/24 season. However, over the course of its history, Manchester City has recorded 1,839 goals, far less than Liverpool's 2,177 goals.

3. Who is better, Man City or Liverpool?

Since 1995, the Reds and the Blues have played 58 matches. Aside from drawing 21, the Reds won 25 games with 95 goals and 1.6 points per game, while the Citizens won 12 games with 81 goals and 1.4 points per game.

Final word

The intense rivalry and determined pursuit of greatness that characterise English football are reflected in the Man City vs Liverpool's head-to-head comparison. The rivalry goes beyond simple statistics and outcomes, with both teams' fans clashing regardless of who the stronger team is.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.
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