Egypt's Salah fit to face Manchester City

Egypt's Salah fit to face Manchester City

The former Southampton man was a regular scorer last season and it's important that he can maintain that because neither Georginio Wijnaldum nor James Milner have offered much of a goal threat this season. In the entire history of the English league, only five sides have been on longer unbeaten league runs than this City, who are on 30 matches.

A draw at half-time, Man City at full-time is 9/2. Mane, Roberto Firmino and Salah are bang-in form and represent as potent a strike force as unbeaten City will have faced during its unbeaten run.

Though City has won 19 of its last 20 Premier League matches, Liverpool has not lost in the last 15 meetings at Anfield against the Blues.

And the Gooner would sooner back Manchester United against City, even though a City victory would work better for United, as some kind of twisted prayer for the protection of that great Arsenal record.

Sunday's big focus will no doubt be on how the Reds react to the loss of Philippe Coutinho.

The German will reveal more on Moreno's fitness and issue an update on the shape of the rest of his first-team squad in his pre-City address to the media on Friday.

"The irony is there were rumours Sheikh Mansour tried to buy Liverpool but was rebuffed because Liverpool thought it was a joke - and they ended up buying City". That is just one of our motivations. The Dutch centre-back, signed from Southampton (who else), has been brought in to pilot the clown vehicle that is the Liverpool defence and could make his Premier League debut for the club on Sunday. The Dutchman, just signed from Southampton for £75 million, had a dream debut, scoring the victor in the Merseyside derby last weekend. It's only in recent years, since the Abu Dhabi money came in, that City have improved. Once they have a player in their sights, as the Merseysiders found with Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez to Barca plus Xabi Alonso to Real, it is only a matter of time before Liverpool is swapped for La Liga.

All eyes will be on Anfield on Sunday as play host to runaway leaders. The forward only appeared as a second-half substitute in Wednesday's League Cup semi-final against Chelsea, hinting that Wenger is planning for a future without one of his star players.

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.

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season in what was Klopp's first full campaign in charge.

And Manchester City were beginning to look unbeatable.

Captain Vincent Kompany is major doubt as he struggles with a calf strain.

Gabriel Jesus (MCL knee), Phil Foden (ankle) and Benjamin Mendy (ACL knee) remain sidelined.

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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