Liverpool will play Manchester City on November 25 in the first major game after the international break.
The clash has become one of the most tantalising fixtures in world football over the last 5 years and the result may have a significant impact on the Premier League title race.
Liverpool are second behind Pep Guardiola’s side, with just one point seperating the two teams.
Manchester City are in the midst of an injury crisis as the game approaches, with a new report from the Liverpool ECHO stating that Pep Guardiola currently has only 14 fit players.
Several Manchester City players have withdrawn from their national teams due to injury with Matheus Nunes declared unfit by the Portuguese national team today.
Goalkeeper Ederson, Nathan Ake, Mateo Kovacic and John Stones are all major doubts for the clash after being unable to fulfill their international duties through injury.
Guardiola said on Stones prior to City’s 4-4 draw with Chelsea:
“He is not ready for tomorrow and we will see after international break. I don’t know (whether he will be ready) for Liverpool.”
“The doctor says it’s not as bad (as first thought), but still I don’t know.
“When he is going to be fit again, he will be back.”
Sergio Gomez and Kevin De Bruyne have long-term injuries that have prevented them from playing any minutes so far this season.
Liverpool will need any advantage they can get over the treble winners on November 25, with Jurgen Klopp’s chances of winning his second Premier League title possibly dependant on beating City in the head to head clashes this season.
With the insanely high points tallies that Manchester City have reached in recent years, every game that rivals play against Guardiola’s side matters.
Liverpool have looked a much more formidable side than last season, with the strikeforce of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota posing one of the most dangerous attacks in world football.