Manchester City are unlikely to be able to call upon captain Vincent Kompany for Saturday’s Etihad clash.
BBC Sport report that the powerhouse Belgian has another thigh problem, his 15th in the past few years, which will likely keep him out against Liverpool.
Kompany is crucial to City’s defensive chances and this news undoubtedly will help Liverpool if it proves to be correct.
City have been playing a back-three, meaning they’re likely to switch to a back four – using John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi – as centre-backs.
Both are good players, but Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino have the capability to tear them apart on form.
We have a good record at the Etihad and were unlucky not to win last term.
Because we’re the early kick-off, a victory would temporarily put us to the top of the Premier League table.