Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool can end 2016 on a high note with a win in against Manchester City. On the bright side, the two sides play in Anfield. However, Liverpool will still be missing Philippe Coutinho and Joel Matip. There is also the fact that the team plays again on January 2.
Simon Mignolet will have to be at the top of his game since he will be facing the second-highest scoring team in the league as well as one of the most dangerous strikers in the world in Sergio Aguero.
Nathaniel Clyne has to make sure he’s not beaten by Nolito since that would truly trouble the Liverpool defense.
Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan will continue to start since Joel Matip will miss the match.
James Milner was brilliant in the last match against Stoke but former Red, Raheem Sterling, is a much more difficult challenge.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana will have to make sure they’re not overrun by the City midfield.
Sadio Mane is still available for this match and the next before leaving for the rest of January. As usual, his speed could be the x-factor in opening up the City defense.
Divock Origi’s strength and speed will trouble whoever starts in the heart of the opposing defense. Putting on a good performance here would go a long way in keeping him ahead of Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order.
Roberto Firmino could really trouble Bacary Sagna with his movement across the frontline.