Klopp confirms Mohamed Salah is fit for Manchester City clash

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield

Manchester United (-525) vs. If the pure victor in Ferguson was already aggrieved at losing his title to Wenger, the pure competitor in him just couldn't bear the idea that close rivals were seen as so far above. Although no one can accuse them of being flimsy, this side's success revolves around demolishing the opposition.

They head into the weekend holding a 15-point lead at the top of the table, but also boasting the top flight's highest pass completion rate (88.8%), its most possession (66.4%) and having averaged more shots (18) than any other side. The rage, or rather the wounded pride, is particularly relevant here. That City have also scored the most goals (64) and conceded the fewest (13) after 22 rounds of action simply underlines how incredible they have been thus far. Nor Mourinho's relentless Chelsea side of the mid-2000's.

But, as good as they have been, can City go nearly half a season without losing?

One of their biggest obstacles to doing so comes on Sunday, as they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool. City had enough chances to win that game, but you can say that about any match they play in and home teams are finding more solutions to being able to compete when they welcome the North-West outfit to their own backyard. The more obdurate opponents have combined defensive resolve with some attacking intent: Bristol City, who defended in two banks of four and broke with pace in Tuesday's EFL Cup semifinal, are a case in point.

The transfer of Coutinho from Liverpool was inevitable because Barcelona and Real Madrid always get their man as they remain the two clubs whose offers can not be refused.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp gestures from the touchline during the English FA Cup third round football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool north west
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gestures from the touchline during the English FA Cup third round football match against Everton

City still have trips to Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton - as well as home fixtures with Chelsea and Manchester United - before the end of the season, but if they are to slip up before the middle of May, you feel that Sunday's encounter in the North-West will be the game. Suffocating them with wide men before the spearhead goes for the jugular. So that makes it more efficient and, overall, yes, they are like that, so everybody expects and projects that they will last.

It's only a year since Liverpool looked likelier title-winners than City, after all, and only a year since Jurgen Klopp was celebrating another win over Guardiola.

But Liverpool, on their current run, with their new centre-back at long last, desperate for a morale-boosting result following a week of soul-searching on Merseyside, may give City their biggest scare yet.

If they are to repeatedly sell their best players at their peak, where are they going? If motivation is his best managerial skill, he has the best possible set-up: the desire for revenge and vindication. City are a European superpower and are only getting better. That is what is required against a team on a run like this.

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