Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Premier League Odds: Man City puts unbeaten record on the line

Premier League Odds: Man City puts unbeaten record on the line

Manchester United are also speculated to hold an interest but Guardiola was keen to remain focused on events on the field, with City facing a trip to a ground where they last won in May 2003.

Crucially for Liverpool's chances of derailing the leaders, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, who missed the last two matches with a groin problem, is fit and available for selection.

That task will have become a lot harder after wantaway Philippe Coutinho finally forced through his move to Barcelona.

Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Salah, as it stands, is back in contention to feature in the weekend's highly-anticipated clash against unbeaten Premier League pace-setters Manchester City.

Given it'll be City's last true test against a top-six team (the club's final four matches are vs. Swansea, at West Ham, vs. Huddersfield, at Southampton), if Pep's charges make it this far unbeaten, it will have the feel of a final at Wembley Stadium.

We fancy the big center-back to do just that and give Pep Guardiola's side their first loss of the Premier League season.

"Of course, I answer all your questions, sometimes I don't know the answers and sometimes I don't answer for my players". I don't know what is going to happen at the end of the season, but my respect for these professionals, with this incredible schedule - every single game, they do absolutely everything that they have.

It remains to be seen whether Liverpool FC will indeed make any more signings this month but Murphy clearly believes that a midfielder should be Klopp's priority in the mid-season transfer window.

His incredible match-winning goal aside, Van Dijk bossed the defensive line for the Reds and appeared to be the imposing unit at the back Liverpool have been desperately crying out for.

Not that any of this bothers City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne.

City have not done the double over the Reds for over 80 years.

Barring an epic collapse, City will spend the rest of the season focused on the historic implications of their remarkable campaign.

It isn't the case of a strong spell of form, Sterling has now proven he belongs at elite level.

They are the two highest-scoring teams in the top-flight - plundering 114 goals between them - and it's all set to be one of the games of the season. The Reds are 4-1-0 in their last five overall and are 3-2-0 in their last five home games.

It's up to the wealth of creative options in the Liverpool team to fill the spellbinding duties of the recently departed Brazilian.

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