Manchester City’s hopes of ending their Anfield jinx that stretches back to 2003 has been boosted by news that £75million Virgil van Dijk will be missing for the hosts.
The world’s most expensive defender is highly unlikely to be risked by Jurgen Klopp after being hampered by a tight hamstring, James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo reports.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) January 14, 2018
Dejan Lovren is expected to partner Joel Matip in Van Dijk’s absence, but the Dutchman’s absence is sure to boost City’s confidence of getting a good result at Anfield.
Since Nicolas Anelka’s injury time winner in 2003, City have won 0, drawn 5 and lost 10 of their visits to Liverpool’s ground, their last remaining ‘bogey ground’ in the Premier League.
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