The next hurdle for Jurgens mighty reds is an away trip to defending champions, achievers of 100 points, best team, best manager and best bank roll in the land, Man City... who are currently 7 points off The Best In Europe Reds!
It’s not the make or break game that media hype wants you to believe. Absolute worst case scenario we wake up on Friday 4 points top of the league! Now imagine the best case scenario...
For all the great that City offer they haven’t kept a clean sheet since they beat West Ham on the 24th of November, that’s 10 games without a clean sheet. That’s also against Liverpool who have scored 48 goals in 20 league games.
A possible return to action for Milner here and Moreno should be available for selection too. Mane is not the devil reincarnated so doesn’t get banned for handbags with Lichsteiner.
On the selection front for City, De Bruyne is 50/50, but you would be surprised if they don’t do everything they can to have him ready for this. Gundogan is available and Kompany completed his first 90 mins since October yesterday.
It should be the best that both teams have to offer which usually results in some fantastic clashes. However Pep changed everything he is about to stifle us at Anfield, we’re in their heads. I think they would be delighted with a draw here, don’t lose any more ground and look to make up the difference between now and May. They can’t afford to go all out and risk losing their 3rd game in 4 matches. They’ll sit, frustrate and look to counter. Their current defensive record needs to be attacked. Get a goal, get it early, make them step out and attack and punish them every time!
I cannot wait for this. It’s going to be tough, but if we can score early we can put 3 past these. If not it could all come down to one goal either way.