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Mohamed Salah's Liverpool offer biggest test in Man City's pursuit of greatness


Such is the abundance of quality and firepower in the Premier League now, it seems as though there are genuine box office matches every other week. The New Year kicked off with an absorbing four-goal spectacle at the Emirates, and now Liverpool host league leaders Manchester City in a contest that has all the makings of a similarly thrilling affair.

Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Anfield looking to continue an unbeaten run that has lasted 22 matches already this season, while the Merseysiders are blessed with the pressing, pace and ingenuity that could be their undoing. It is all set up perfectly…

Salah and Liverpool are City’s kryptonite

Salah returned to training this week and is fit and available to take on Manchester City on Sunday (Picture: Getty)

It seems bizarre to suggest that a five-goal thumping at the Etihad could hold the key to finally ending City’s unbeaten run, but up until Sadio Mane’s rather harsh dismissal Liverpool were the better team back in September. They found space in behind City’s high line, pressed aggressively, forced errors, and should have scored when Mohamed Salah was put through one-on-one.

Speaking after the match, Klopp felt his side had found weaknesses in the City team but failed to exploit them: ‘Both teams didn’t defend well, both teams were not compact. But we had a lot of chances, City had two yellow cards on the 18-yard line. It was very unlucky for us in a lot of moments. I told the boys at half-time, if…

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