Liverpool travel to Man City to close in on Champions League football
On Sunday afternoon Liverpool travel to Manchester as they face Pep Guardiola’s City side where they will attempt to take yet more points of a top six team on Sunday. Having watched Arsenal lose on Saturday Liverpool will be hoping to capitalise on Arsenal’s poor form to cement a Champions League qualification position.
Klopp would be hoping for a better display after grinding out a 2-1 victory from Burnley last weekend. Typically our style of play is more suited to play Man City than Burnley. So it could again be a great game. Klopp will need his defence at their very best to keep City at bay.
Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Wijnaldum, Can, Lallana; Mané, Firmino, Coutinho
Jurgen Klopp has a few concerns and potential late fitness tests that need to be passed before deciding his final XI. Dejan Lovren has just recovered from injury and he could feature alongside Joel Matip at the back. Denoting Ragnar Klavan back to the bench.
Jordan Henderson is still absent through injury and isn’t likely to be available till the Merseyside Derby now. This will mean Emre Can will be given the task as the anchor in midfield once again. Let’s hope he has a repeat of the Arsenal game, despite his winning goal against Burnley it wasn’t his best performancein a red shirt.
Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum will operate next to the German as they both seek to dictate the tempo of the game from deep. The midfield battle will certainly be an intriguing one. Sadio Mane will again be Liverpool’s outlet with Phillippe Coutinho looking to be the creative spark once again.
Roberto Firmino is expected to overcome his groin injury and should start. Divock Origi played against Burnley but faces his own fitness test to become available. With this in mind, Klopp is likely to revert back to his favoured front three.