Live streaming match epl today between Liverpool vs Manchester City on 14 January 2018.
Virgil van Dijk is set to miss Liverpool’s Premier League showdown with Manchester City at Anfield today.
The ECHO understands that the £75million centre-back has been hampered by a tight hamstring and is unlikely to be risked against the leaders.
As a result Dejan Lovren is expected to be recalled by Jurgen Klopp to start alongside Joel Matip against City.
Van Dijk’s absence represents a major blow for the Reds as they look to inflict a first league defeat of the season on Pep Guardiola’s side.
The Netherlands international enjoyed a dream debut for the club following his January move from Southampton when he nodded home a late winner in the FA Cup tie against Everton at Anfield last week.
In-form Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne was the most popular pick, included in 96% of selected teams.
Mohamed Salah was the most-selected Liverpool player. Indeed, the Egypt winger – who was voted BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 in December – was the second most popular overall, making 94% of the submitted teams.
City goalkeeper Ederson was third, named in 88% of teams. The most popular Liverpool keeper – Simon Mignolet – made it into 3% of teams.
It obviously hasn’t taken defender Virgil van Dijk much time to make an impression at Anfield.
The Netherlands centre-back made a goalscoring debut against Everton in the FA Cup – but Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones were all just behind him in terms of the number of selections – perhaps suggesting that City’s wealth of options worked against them here.
The two teams meet at Anfield at 16:00 GMT on on Sunday, with live coverage on the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live.
But don’t worry if you do not agree with the XI selected so far – you can still choose your preferred formation and make your selection below – and then share it on social media.
Data correct as of 08:00 on Sunday, 14 January.