Liverpool make the short trip along the M62 on Thursday evening as they prepare to face title race rivals Manchester City. The Reds are currently sitting top of the table, six points ahead of Spurs and seven points ahead of City. The match at the Etihad could prove pivotal for Jurgen Klopp’s side who are searching for their first ever Premier League title.
Injury wise Liverpool have received a boost as James Milner returns to fitness. For City,
Gundogan becomes available while Delph and Mendy remain out injured.
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It’s such a strange time being a Liverpool fan at the moment because the Reds are playing absolutely brilliantly, we’re top of the table with an immense squad yet we can’t quite bring ourselves to get excited.The chance to take the Premier League title is a prize too great for many a Liverpool fan who has been burnt recently by the agonisingly close campaign steered by Brendan Rodgers. The heartache is real and I for one am not quite ready to allow myself to get carried away for a real fear of something going wrong.
However, I did say to myself a few months back, if we were top after the Christmas period, I’d allow myself to get excited. That Christmas period has now extended ever so slightly to include tomorrow night but I tell you something, even if we get a point at the Etihad, that is massive for Jurgen Klopp’s side and I will dare to dream.
The last time Liverpool and Manchester City met was in October last year in what proved to be a relatively uneventful match (0-0). The Reds’ last trip to the Etihad was in the Champions League in April last year, a 2-1 win for Liverpool saw goals from Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.
Manchester City have proved to be a formidable force in recent seasons but they have always hit a stumbling block when facing the lads from L4. The Sky Blues have only beaten the Reds twice in the last 12 meetings between the two sides in all competitions.
- Liverpool have equalled the record for the fewest goals conceded in the first 20 Premier League games (8).
- Sergio Aguero has scored in every one of his six home league games against Liverpool.
- Liverpool have won nine consecutive league matches.
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Source: The Liver Bird