Date: 17th March 2017 at 7:00pm
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It’s nearly time for us to face Manchester City this weekend as we gear up for a crucial game in terms of the race for the top four.

The Citizens were, of course, knocked out of the Champions League earlier in the week by Monaco, too, and so we had better be prepared for a backlash from the men from the Etihad, with the Manchester City V Liverpool betting odds showing City to be slight favourites.

Indeed, the men in light blue will be keen to put the brakes on our top four challenge and so we need to be going out all guns blazing to take them on.

It would help, too, if we had a full squad to call on but, as per Jurgen Klopp in his press conference, that is not going to be the case.

He said – via the club’s official site:

“What can I say about the injury situation? So, we missed a few players in training this week.

“Who will not be involved? Hendo, but I said already last week he had no chance. Daniel Sturridge, no chance.

“Roberto Firmino didn’t train with the team so far, but should probably be involved today or tomorrow, so could be an option.

“The icing on the cake is that Divock Origi was off yesterday because he felt a little bit – probably not serious but in our situation we have to be really sensitive. That’s what we did. We will see if he can be involved today or tomorrow, but it’s not 100 per cent.

“We have a few open questions, but Dejan played on Monday night and he is fit.”

A mixed bag, then, and we can only hope it doesn’t impact our chances too much on Sunday afternoon.