Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he may have to be creative with his formation in his sides final pre-season game against Torino tomorrow as a defensive injury crisis takes hold. With Joel Matip injured and Dejan Lovren starting pre-season training only on Monday following his World Cup final exploits, Joe Gomez was primed to line-up alongside Virgil van Dijk on Sunday.
But while City begin the campaign as firm favourites after their record-breaking title campaign last season, they will be well aware of the threat posed by Juergen Klopp's improving Liverpool and the rest of the big six. Yes, I think it is possible.
He is expected to play a major role for Jurgen Klopp's team in their quest for Premier League glory.
Croatia worldwide Dejan Lovren will rejoin the squad on Monday after an extended break following the World Cup but is a doubt for the next two games. Brazil's number one, who impressed with his performances at the World Cup finals in Russian Federation, will take over the gloves from Loris Karius, who made two mistakes in the Reds' Champions League final defeat.
'I was not surprised to be honest but as a human being I was hoping for it and I loved it, ' he added. "It is not about judging our situation and thinking 'Wow, really good.' We need to be ready each week - not only for a few games".
'He is a very important option but I have no clue what we will do at the weekend.
"Today he looked at home, he looked comfortable and when he was called upon he made the saves he had to make, so long may that continue and that will give him more confidence than he has already got and hopefully that will stand us in good stead for the season ahead".