Klopp Hopes To Set Things Right Against Manchester City

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists the £75m price tag is a big compliment to his hard work and does not make him nervous

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists the £75m price tag is a big compliment to his hard work and does not make him nervous

Obviously there is no Philippe Coutinho after he secured his move to Barcelona this week so Sadio Mane is likely to keep his place on the opposite flank. They've not let me down.

Guardiola and Defoe will be hoping for more of the same from their respective sides in crunch clashes this weekend, with City travelling to Anfield to take on Liverpool and Bournemouth welcoming Arsenal to the Vitality Stadium. With Virgil van Dijk now running things at the back for Liverpool, defensive situations will be more under control than before.

The Dutchman was handed an unlikely debut in the Merseyside derby mere days after officially signing, and looked like he'd never been away.

After Nottingham Forest dispatched with the services of Mark Warburton the hierarchy soon appointed Aitor Karanka as his successor.

"I needed a little time to settle, to know the Premier League, the people here, how they are and to know the players", he said in quotes reported by The Guardian.

"But goals you would like to think that if he starts to work on his calmness, pose, do what you have to do, he is going to destroy teams even more so than what he is doing right now because I think he missed more goals than he scored".

While Coutinho's departure brought the curtain down on his role in Liverpool's attacking "Fab four", Klopp's three remaining big hitters will ensure the Reds pose a major threat to City's unbeaten record.

It is a very unique rivalry in this country - MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon.

Liverpool stand as the top ball retrievers in 2017/18, winning the ball back in the middle third 628 times - 42 times more than closest rivals in this area Southampton.

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This one's not just about points.

Watford are 10 in the table, two points behind Everton.

These two almost won the Premier League together.

As the official WSL website so handily indicates, someone's "0" has got to go.

With so much global quality on show this is sure to be a classic match up.

The Spanish forward had a nightmare in that game, failing to convert three one-on-one chances in front of the Gunners' goal and would be looking for some sort of redemption against Leicester, who have conceded eighteen goals on the road in eleven league matches.

Just four points separates Eintracht Frankfurt in eighth and Schalke in second. The only problem is they have in each position a world class player who can do the best he can in his position.

Being the perfectionist that he is, Pep Guardiola may have been mildly irked not to have broken the previous top-flight record for consecutive wins he had set with his Bayern side.

Similarly, after their impressive exploits last season in their first campaign in the top tier, Leipzig have also managed to get just the one win in their last five.

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