This Liverpool side are absolutely miles ahead of the rest of the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp has assembled a squad that have blown away any so-called competition domestically. Kopites shouldn’t worry about rumours linking Lionel Messi with a move to Manchester City – even he can’t bridge the gap between the two sides.

Lionel Messi moving to Manchester City wouldn't bother Liverpool.

Lionel Messi moving to Manchester City wouldn’t bother Liverpool. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

At the time of writing the gap between Liverpool and Manchester City is 22 points.

The Citizens were set to attempt to close the gap between the sides this weekend but weather postponed their game with West Ham United.

This means that with Liverpool playing again before their Manchester rivals, Jürgen Klopp’s side can move 25 points clear with a win at Norwich.

This week has seen a very public spat between Lionel Messi and Eric Abidal.

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With the media seizing on the discontent, Messi has been linked with a move to Manchester City – talkSPORT being just one of a number of outlets reporting their supposed interest.

Let’s say for argument’s sake that City do the impossible and sign the greatest player of our time – would it matter to Liverpool? Not at all.

The legendary Argentine would find moving to the Premier League quite a culture shock.

Although he would likely hit the ground running his 32-year-old body would likely struggle with the physical rigours of the Premier League over an entire season.

City would be lucky to get 25 games out of him once he’s faced up to Burnley Away On A Wednesday Night, to use the age old cliche.

Furthermore, he is unlikely to make the difference in the ties between Liverpool and City.

How can we forget his glaring inability to net a decisive goal in The Reds’ 4-0 demolition of Barcelona last year?

Would Lionel Messi improve Manchester City? Of course.

Would Lionel Messi bridge the gap between City and Liverpool? Not a chance.

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