The litmus test of Liverpool’s title credentials will be on display when they face defending champions Manchester City away at the Etihad on Thursday night, in one of the most anticipated Premier League games in recent history.
The Reds are currently seven points ahead of the Cityzens going into this game, however, the win for the latter could cut the gap and ramp up the pressure in this year’s title race.
On the other hand, if Jurgen Klopp’s men manage to avoid defeat in this game, then they would surely have the belief to go all the way this season.
The game will have plenty of sub-plots with people expecting this one to be contradictory of what we witnessed at Anfield in October. It is because the pressure is greater, especially with the home team aiming to close down a seven-point deficit.
That leaves us with a prospect of City attacking the Reds, which in turn provides Liverpool with an opportunity to play on the counter, in which they are one of the best.
Here’s how Klopp could line his team up tomorrow: