City must mitigate these two threats to take all three points from Liverpool this weekend

City must mitigate these two threats to take all three points from Liverpool this weekend

Manchester City face perhaps their biggest test of the season tomorrow when they travel to Anfield to take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

The Reds – while 18 points behind City in the Premier League table – have been in scintillating form over the Christmas period, and have perhaps identified themselves as the favourite for second position in the league.

Only City have scored more goals in the league this season than Liverpool (64 compared to the Red’s 50) this season – with the front line of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho proving a handful for top flight defences.

While the latter may have departed for Barcelona in a record £142 million deal, Klopp’s men still have plenty of firepower, especially from these two sources which City must mitigate tomorrow if they are to take all three points from Anfield. Do you agree?

Mo Salah

To state to obvious, City will have all eyes on Liverpool’s star man tomorrow. The Egyptian has been in the form his life since moving to Anfield during the summer, scoring 23 goals already this season, and has been the league’s outstanding player – outside of those in the colour of sky blue of course.

Electric down the right hand side, Fabian Delph will have to be at his absolute best to keep the former Chelsea man at bay, and is likely to requirement a bit of help from centre-halves and Leroy Sane too such is Salah’s threat.

Virgil Van Dijk

The £75 million man had a brilliant start to his Liverpool career as he scored the winner in the Merseyside derby and took his new side through to the FA Cup fourth round. Van Dijk was a constant threat in the box during his debut, and he will be again on Sunday.

A towering presence and with excellent positioning in the box, the Dutchman is a potent threat from set pieces. Fortunate that Nicholas Otamendi has been in such good form as of late, as it is the Argentine who is likely to have the mammoth task of marking Van Dijk.