Liverpool, meanwhile, find themselves on a run of four straight wins in all competitions, shooting down Swansea City, Leicester City and Burnley in the league before pipping Everton in the FA Cup third round last weekend.
You could forgive Liverpool fans for being optimistic about the visit of Pep Guardiola's side this weekend despite City coming into the game unbeaten and 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. That being said, Mo Salah is still playing well and going forward there is more than enough talent in the team. "It's up there as one of my best goals". Bristol City adopted a similar strategy in midweek and Lee Johnson's reward for being adventurous at the Etihad Stadium was forced errors out of Eliaquim Mangala and John Stones, which contributed to the Championship side's opening goal. Right back Nathaniel Clyne, goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, and left-back Alberto Moreno remain sidelined due to injuries, but otherwise the German boss should have a full complement of players at his disposal.
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Former Southampton midfielder and England worldwide, Matt Le Tissier, states that Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is the Premier League signing of the summer. Since then, Klopp has witnessed his team play 18 matches with 11 wins and seven draws being registered during that period.
Moreno was Liverpool's first choice LB before getting injured.