On Sunday, Liverpool play a game that could potentially decide the Premier League title as Man City visit Anfield. Whilst it is still early in the season, the Reds two games against the current champions will be pivotal come the end of the season. Liverpool have been handed a massive boost ahead of the game due to a David Silva injury.
The Reds maintained their six point lead at the top of the table on Saturday. Jürgen Klopp’s side rescued a last minute victory against Aston Villa, scoring twice in the last 10 minutes after trailing from the 21st minute. Andy Robertson thumped a header in at the back stick in the 87th minute and Sadio Mane flicked a header into the bottom corner in the 94th.
Meanwhile, Man City needed their own late surge to beat Southampton at home. The Saints went 1-0 up at the Etihad when James Ward-Prowse scored from close range in after 13 minutes. Sergio Aguero drew the sides level in the second half before Kyle Walker arrived on time in the 86th minute to hand Pep Guardiola a 2-1 win.
Despite snatching a late victory, Guardiola will have left the Etihad frustrated as star midfielder David Silva picked up an injury in the first half.
According to a report in The Mirror, the David Silva injury will keep the Spanish playmaker out of the side to face Liverpool on Sunday.
Whilst it is never nice to see somebody injured, this is a huge boost for Liverpool. Silva always turns up at Anfield. The Reds homeground has become a fortress again and when the atmosphere is turned up, it can be impossible for visitors to get a result, many wilt in the cauldron. David Silva is no such player, he has consistently put in match defining performances at Anfield and will be a massive loss for Pep Guardiola.