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Liverpool vs Manchester City 14 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

Liverpool vs Manchester City 14 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

Since Klopp took charge of Liverpool in October 2015, the Reds have won more points in Premier League games between the "big six" than any other side (39). In fact, the visitors have suffered just one defeat in any competition this season.

If Mo Salah isn't named in the line-up, then we could see Lallana playing a more advanced role and Gini Wijnaldum playing in midfield. It is also because, as England's two most thrilling attacking sides meet, something has to give. It should be a great advertisement for the English top-flight.

Klopp no longer has a "Fab Four" but his three remaining big hitters - Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane - will ensure the Reds can threaten to derail the leaders. Liverpool holds a super slight edge at 6-5-7 in its last 19 matches against Manchester City.

Sane has twice turned Jurgen Klopp down.

The Merseyside outfit will take on the Etihad outfit tomorrow and here are 4 reasons why they will beat Manchester City. City's defensive improvement this season has been dramatic.

They come into this game unbeaten in 17 matches, with four successive wins, over Swansea, Leicester, Burnley, and most recently against Everton in the FA Cup.

Salah has been world class for Liverpool this season and his return is absolutely brilliant for Klopp.

That result levelled up the head-to-head between Klopp and Guardiola, sparring partners from their time in Germany, who both have five wins apiece (and a draw) from their 11 meetings.

"In a game like this you need to show you can cause them more problems than other teams and make their life hard".


Games against title rivals are the ones that can decide seasons.

In addition, Anfield has become a fortress that City have failed to topple since 2003, when a late Nicolas Anelka brace secured the team a 2-1 win.

"This season we were able to do that but we still have to go to Anfield, to Tottenham - there are still lots of games to play".

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer, too, believes City's centre backs could be their soft spot, telling the club's website: "We know Manchester City's quality. on their day, Liverpool can match anybody".

They score in copious quantities but Liverpool have conceded the fewest goals at home, City the fewest away.

This game promises to be a fantastic watch. "Maybe that is going to happen, and I am going to shake the hand of my opponents and congratulate them for being champions"'. Liverpool are unlikely to sit back and park the bus, as that really is not their game.

These teams reconvene with Liverpool 18 points behind City.

It is certainly an intriguing clash this one.

The arrival of £75million Virgil Van Dijk will stiffen a vulnerable defence.

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