Salah fit for Liverpool; Klopp had to sell Coutinho

Salah fit for Liverpool; Klopp had to sell Coutinho

And, with Liverpool next in action against runaway Premeir League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, Klopp admits he is pleased to see his side capable of grinding out results. City boast an 18-point gap over Liverpool and have not lost any of their last 33 domestic games.

"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. Skipper Vincent Kompany is nearing a return but is not expected to be ready for this match.

Gundogan came to prominence under Klopp's guidance as part of his celebrated Borussia Dortmund sides but the missed out on the chance to face his old mentor last season when his debut campaign at City was curtailed by a cruciate knee ligament injury.

A Liverpool upset over Manchester City could give the other teams in the Top 5 a chance to put a dent in City's seemingly insurmountable lead for this year's championship.

"We know how complicated it is to go to Anfield, but hopefully we can show who we are".

"But Liverpool is such an important game, to realise again if we are able to do big things in this season, in important stages, in the Champions League".

City could become the first team to win a top-flight match at Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in the same season since Wimbledon in 1986-87.

Salah fit for Liverpool; Klopp had to sell Coutinho
Salah fit for Liverpool; Klopp had to sell Coutinho

At the very beginning of the game City scored against the run of play.

"We don't want to wait for the second leg", Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said.

Pep Guardiola has told his Manchester City players to focus on maintaining their dominant form rather than worry about the potential signing of Alexis Sanchez.

The Egypt global has missed the club's last two matches after picking up a groin problem, but he is ready to return this weekend. 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.

The Sky Blues have not won at Anfield since May 2003, and the Reds have won each of the last four matches between the two on their home turf.

"They didn't do too badly before that but after they were like, "Ah, we are really good".

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