Liverpool make the trip to the Etihad Stadium on Thursday evening to face Manchester City, in one of the biggest games of the season so far.

The Reds could be boosted by the return of hard-working midfielder James Milner, as BBC Sport reported that he has recovered from a muscle injury.

Milner has missed Liverpool’s last two fixtures and fellow midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita are in contention to force their way back into the line-up.

Fullback Alberto Moreno is also back for Jurgen Klopp’s side after a back problem, however with the current form of Andrew Robertson he is likely to be consigned to a spot on the bench.

This fixture carries huge significance in the Premier League title race, as Liverpool have the chance to put 10 points between themselves and the reigning champions.

The Reds’ 5-0 loss at the Etihad last season is their only defeat away from home against City in their last 11 meetings, winning seven times and drawing on three occasions.

Liverpool have surged to the top of the Premier League with seven victories in a row, winning all of their games throughout a tough December.

They remain the only unbeaten side in the top division having won 17 of their 20 outings so far, with one of their three draws coming in the reverse fixture against City.

Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s top goalscorer and has impressed in his last four meetings with Thursday’s opponents, scoring three goals and providing two assists.

The Egyptian forward could play a key role if Klopp’s Reds are to come away from the Etihad Stadium with three points, and cement their place at the top of the league.

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