Liverpool face Manchester City this weekend with pretty much nothing to lose and everything to gain. The title race is all but over…unless we beat City. The Reds are in a torrid run of form and Man City are battering everybody with their half a billion pound squad. Ozan Kabak starting could be crucial to beating Man City.
Liverpool face Man City
This weekend is a huge game for the Reds’ season.
Jürgen Klopp won back to back games in London last week and we started to get excited about a title charge again.
Then Brighton came with the ‘how not to lose at Anfield’ blueprint and wrecked our hopes.
The Seagulls dug in and hoped to nick a goal on the break, they eventually scuffed one in in the second half.
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This weekend we can set the record straight by beating Man City.
The Citizens are on a hot streak – no surprise given that everybody else is suffering with injuries and tiredness whilst they have hundreds of millions in depth.
Beating the Manchester side will keep the potential gap to seven points.
Liverpool sign Ozan Kabak
The Reds faced Brighton with an U23s defender and a first team midfielder in the heart of the defence.
It was a far from ideal pairing as it dragged an important cog from the middle into the back line.
This week Liverpool signed Ozan Kabak to bolster the back line. The Turkish defender arrived from Schalke on loan with the option to buy him for £18m.
Ozan Kabak v Man City
It is well documented that Ozan Kabak idolises Virgil van Dijk.
He can mirror his idol by being thrust into the starting lineup this weekend.
When Virgil joined in January 2018 he went into the side to face Everton just a couple of days later.
Kabak starting could be crucial to beating City. The Turkish defender lining up alongside Fabinho would allow Jordan Henderson back into the midfield.
We need the skipper’s presence in the middle, not just for his influence but also because it frees Thiago up into a more attacking role.