Liverpool v Manchester City

Liverpool's Van Dijk out of Man City match

Liverpool's Van Dijk out of Man City match

Facing City now will be difficult, as it is expected that Liverpool will reinvest a large portion of the £142million fee in filling the void in central midfield.

That price could cause a huge stumbling block to his departure from Klopp's side as his form over the four seasons has hardly hinted at a player that is worth anywhere near that amount of money.

Reports have claimed Manchester United have now entered the race to sign the Chile forward, who has been a long-term target for City.

At times this season, it has been easy to see why Pep Guardiola made signing him a top priority when he was appointed boss in July 2016. The rivalry will grow but only if Klopp can land a blow on City.

After being fashioned into a full-back following the injury to Benjamin Mendy, Delph has stepped up to the plate. Jurgen was calling me.

"I like Phil, he was a fantastic player".

"He's a good guy, a nice guy - honest". "We want to start winning trophies so that's the aim".

"I remember when I was at Dortmund, I would go outside and kick the ball into the goal straight away, taking free kicks or something. But there was no thoughts at all to move to a rival".

Liverpool have placed a £30m price tag on the head of wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge amid interest from Premier League strugglers Southampton and West Ham. Not bad for a player who only turned 22 on Thursday. However, the Spaniard has learned about the weakness in his squad and rectified them.

"Having that gap also gives us confidence". Maybe we will lose one day and maybe we won't. Last season, City were pretty woeful at the back and it cost them. Fifteen points ahead is massive. I'm tipping a City win - but plenty of goals either way.

Salah has no nerves about facing the league leaders this weekend and says he lives for games like these.

Sometimes, there just comes a point where you have to accept the situation and move on, which Liverpool did.

City, though, are enjoying a record season and defeated Liverpool 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium this season. I am not going (to speak about it).

Jurgen Klopp confirms that Mohamed Salah will be fit to face Manchester City on Sunday and the Egyptian winger is raring to go after his two-week layoff.

It is slightly steep and that, along with his wage demands, is putting off a number of clubs.

"We all know how they played against Chelsea, they just bossed the game. I like it more when I win the duels".

"The records are there to be broken and maybe, on Sunday, Sergio will break that record".