Liverpool pose test of Man City's bid for immortality

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2018

Liverpool are unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions and next up, they will collide against high flying Manchester City, who are unbeaten in the league this season.

City also now hold a massive 15 point lead over their closest title challengers Manchester United in the race to be crowned champions.

Barring an epic collapse, City will spend the rest of the season focused on the historic implications of their remarkable campaign.

The return of Salah will be vital if they are to become the first Premier League team to inflict a defeat on City, and his pace will surely trouble the visitors' defence.

While Moreno himself was experiencing a rich vein of form before his unlucky injury, it wouldn't make sense for Andy Robertson to make way for the Spaniard given that he has been in superb knick in the last month, helping the Reds win some crucial games.

Chelsea (-375), off a short turnaround from a Carabao Cup match, hosts Leicester City (+1000, +475 draw).

We are less than halfway through the January transfer window and there have already been major incomings and outgoings at Liverpool.

"They will have a very strong team, they want to be there for the Champions League, but we just try to do the things we do good and then we will see what happens".

"The game against Bristol City was probably the right game for City to have an off-night".

Becoming England's third top-flight "invincibles" isn't the only milestone fuelling City's charge.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer, too, believes City's centre backs could be their soft spot, telling the club's website: "We know Manchester City's quality. on their day, Liverpool can match anybody".

Arsenal's 49 games in 2003-2004 is now top, followed by Nottingham Forest's 42 in 1977-1978, Chelsea with 40 in 2004-2005, Leeds's 34 in 1968-1969 and Liverpool's 31 in 1987-1988.

The ex-Barcelona boss had a tough first season at City, finishing outside the top two and failing to win a trophy for the first time in his coaching career. I think they are trying to respect that. "But records are always there to be broken".

However, that doesn't mean that they aren't carrying a handful of players that - no offence intended - are lucky to still be able to pull on the famous red shirt of Liverpool.

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