Liverpool vs Man City revealed ahead of Premier League title race showdown.Jurgen Klopp’s side hold a seven-point advantage over the champions with Spurs in second one point closer.Pep Guardiola’s men have a seven-point gap to bridge as they aim to retain their Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently six points ahead of Tottenham, who are back in second, but can stretch the lead at the top to nine points with victory.
Will he go for the kill in a bid to push City to double figures behind in the race?
Or will a point suffice in the long game at this stage?
The main dilemma for Klopp is in midfield: Gini Wijnaldum looks a certain starter, but Fabinho or Jordan Henderson could come out with Fabinho another option.
A front three, rather than an overly attacking four including Xherdan Shaqiri, seems to be inevitable too.
Alberto Moreno may deputise for Andy Robertson, who could be omitted for personal reasons.
Liverpool predicted XI
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Manchester City are expected to make big changes ahead of the crucial clash against top of the table Liverpool this evening.
City boss Pep Guardiola now has midfield ace Kevin De Bruyne back from injury in his armoury and is likely to use him for additional firepower in midfield alongside Spaniard David Silva.
The Belgium international racked up an impressive 16 assists last campaign and City could do with his creativity in the middle of the pitch this evening.
Fernandinho is expected to keep his spot in a three man midfield to provide the centre backs with some much needed cover against Liverpool’s dangerous front three, which caused Arsenal a lot of problems in their last game.
Kyle Walker is expected to return at right back along with England teammate John Stones in Cities backline.
Laporte is favourite to partner Stones at the back with Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko who completes the back four due to a injury for Benjamin Mendy and a suspension to Fabian Delph.
Leroy Sane is likely to replace Riyad Mahrez on the wing with Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero keeping their places in attack.
Ederson is favourite to play between the sticks for City tonight, his composure on the ball and excellent distribution wouldn’t go amiss in what is a must win game for the reigning champions.