Usually the Reds would be fearing Pep Guardiola’s attacking line up, but Jürgen Klopp will be hoping Virgil van Dijk can steady the ship?
He will certainly hope so after they got taken apart 5-0 at the Etihad back in September.
City saw a late Sergio Agüero goal give them a 2-1 advantage ahead of their second leg semi-final Carabao Cup tie against Bristol City and the league leaders will be confident of getting the job done at Ashton Gate, meaning they will be at full strength for Anfield.
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