The big news is that all-world striker Erling Haaland did not feature on the team sheet for Manchester City after suffering a recent groin injury. That's a big break for Liverpool as Haaland has scored 42 goals in the campaign. The Reds counter by making a pair of changes from their last outing vs Real Madrid and Jordan Henderson will draw starts in place of James Milner and Darwin Núñez.
Liverpool Line Up
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Elliott, Jota, Salah, Gakpo
Kelleher, Gomez, Milner, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Núñez, Arthur, Matip
Ederson, Stones, Akinji, Diaz, Ake, Rodrigo, Gundogan, DeBruyne, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez
Ortega-Moreno, Walker, Phillips, Laporte, Bernardo, Gomez, Perrone, Palmer, Lewis
LFC Globe Verdict
The football world is buzzing that Haaland did not make the team sheet for Man City as a member of the Starting XI or a substitute. His injury must have occurred late as the striker was not listed on City's injury report as of Friday morning. Liverpool must not let their guard down, though. The Citizens have plenty of other players capable of putting the ball in the back of the net. Still, three points seem like a much more attainable goal now.