Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow ahead of their clash with Manchester City with the news that Virgil van Dijk will miss the game through injury.
The Liverpool Echo report that the Dutch defender has sustained a hamstring injury and is unlikely to be risked against the league leaders.
It is believed that the injury is not serious, but enough to keep him out of the game against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Croatian defender Dejan Lovren is expected to return to the back four to partner Joel Matip.
Liverpool know that if they could move as high as second in the table if they become the first team to beat Manchester City this season.