Liverpool boss Klopp relishing clash with Man City

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However, this is a contest where Klopp and his players can show that they are more than just a team who can score half-a-dozen strikes against any opposition and there will probably never be a better time to face the current top-flight leaders. The bigger picture is Manchester City remain unbeaten and now own a 15-point advantage at the top.

Salah has been world class for Liverpool this season and his return is absolutely brilliant for Klopp. I mean, obviously, it is about points.

'They have two choices: follow what you said or follow me. It was September 9th and it sucked pretty bad.

Tottenham's top-four fight figures to go down to the wire, so Spurs will have the added pressure to secure points as it fights for its place in Europe.

It is 20 matches since West Brom last won in the Premier League and eight since Alan Pardew replaced Tony Pulis in the hot seat. It's about a new rivalry.

"We were really good in the game". Open game, both teams not fantastically defending but both on the front foot. It clashes with the date of the League Cup final, which could also be a Man City-Arsenal showdown.

"In a football way, I think we should try to clarify something". Along with right-back Lee Dixon and centre-backs Tony Adams and Steve Bould they would form a formidable defensive unit that was notoriously hard to breach.

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Nonetheless, both the players have reportedly returned from the injury and are now training with the first team, which means the duo might be available to face Manchester City. The Spaniard has all his pistons firing and has his players bonded onto his footballing ethos.

Having not played since Friday 5, the Liverpool manager will have a fresh team available having enjoyed a productive festive period - extending their unbeaten run to 17 games. "What they do they do". If such defensive tactics have frustrated Guardiola, Klopp is unlikely to copy them.

"The good thing is it's not completely unpredictable". Firmino, a dark skinned Brazilian, confronted Holgate who is of Jamaican descent and is claimed to have racially abused the Everton player with referee Bobby Madley and other players within earshot. You can defend it, of course, but it's really hard. Again and again and again. Liverpool led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel but City hit back through David Silva and a Glen Johnson own goal.

"But if we can get a win there it will be so big for our confidence until the end of the season".

"But since we found our way". "Here are now more strong teams, a lot of competitions, a lot of games".

But we will nearly certainly be closer to knowing whether City can remain unbeaten after their weekend tie with Liverpool this week.

"We know it's possible", Klopp said. "It could take another couple of transfer windows before they can get the right players".