Published: Сб, Января 13, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Egypt's Salah fit to face Manchester City

Egypt's Salah fit to face Manchester City

Their 5-0 defeat by Manchester City earlier in the season was Jurgen Klopp's heaviest defeat in all competitions as Reds manager, and his joint-heaviest ever managerial loss (Mainz were beaten 6-1 by Werder Bremen in October 2006). They are only looking at more reinforcements to further strengthen the team.

"We had flashes of that in the game at the Etihad".

"It's the kind of game I love and for the fans it's something different", Liverpool star Mohamed Salah rightly said ahead of the match. The teams that created the most trouble to Man City are the teams are the bottom of the league.

City had a spell when they needed a succession of late goals to see off their opponents, with narrow victories against Huddersfield, Southampton and West Ham.

"City's record at Anfield is poor - just one win since 1981 - but Guardiola's side are showing week by week that records are there to be broken". "But Liverpool was the team that up until the sending-off you were like, 'there is something here'".

While City's interest in Alexis Sanchez is well known, they are still in the market for a new central midfielder.

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Liverpool FC will take on Manchester City at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

However, former Arsenal striker Henry believes the blow of Coutinho's departure will be softened by Salah's prolific form in the Premier League in the current campaign. "You would obviously prefer to have that front with Coutinho as a No 10".

Liverpool Expected XI (4-3-3): Mignolet (GK); Gomez, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Can, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mane. The amount of goals he has scored from outside the box is just ridiculous.

But Liverpool have been here before when they were forced to accede to Luis Suarez's requests to move to the Catalan giants.

However, Klopp refused to confirm whether the club record signing will retain his place in the heart of the back-line to try and stop City's fearsome attack.

"But I'm not because I know we tried absolutely everything - the club tried everything to convince Phil to stay here and carry on going the way together with us and stuff like that". I don't want to sound disrespectful because I really liked him; he was five years here and since I came in he was always in the dressing room. He is constantly running behind you, and as right back or a centre back, you do not want to run that way the whole game.

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