Liverpool may welcome back Daniel Sturridge for Sunday afternoon’s trip to Stoke City.
The England international hasn’t played since the Meresyside derby at Goodison Park back in November, where his eighty-ninth minute equaliser salvaged a point for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may choose to rotate his squad for Sunday afternoon’s visit of Oldham Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup.
The Reds had a less than ideal Christmas period, losing back to back fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea in between home wins over Cardiff City and Hull City to leave them in fourth place in the Premier League, six points behind leaders Arsenal despite themselves being in top spot just eight days ago.
Liverpool’s winning run ended at the hands of Manchester City, who secured a 2-1 win over the Reds at the Etihad Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Philippe Coutinho put Brendan Rodgers’ men in front of 24 minutes; only for City captain Vincent Kompany to draw the hosts level seven minutes later.
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Premier League leaders Liverpool face arguably their toughest challenge of the season so far as they travel to Manchester City, hoping for the three points that will ensure they remain in first place.
The Reds will be without defender Jon Flanagan, who sustained during the 3-1 victory over Cardiff City at the weekend, while Steven Gerrard, Sebastien Coates, Daniel Sturridge and Jose Enrique remain side-lined.
Luis Suarez, who already has ten goals in December – the most by any player in Premier League history, will again lead the line.
Should the Uruguay international score, it would be his thirtieth goal of this calendar year while Alan Shearer currently holds the record of thirty-six with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 – the year the club clinched the title under Kenny Dalglish.
Such is the tightness between the sides at the top of the table, defeat could in fact see Brendan Rodgers’ men finish the day in fifth position.
Second place Arsenal, who are joint on points with Liverpool, make the short trip to struggling West Ham United; fourth place Chelsea host Swansea City and Merseyside rivals Everton, who are currently fifth, welcome bottom of the table Sunderland to Goodison Park.
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Liverpool have been left with just two fully fit senior midfielders in the lead up to Christmas, with Jordan Henderson now joining their already extensive injury list, the Mirror understands.
The England international had his ankle damaged in a nasty clash with Kevin Nolan in the Reds’ victory over West Ham United on Saturday afternoon, and joins captain Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger and Sebastien Coates on the side-lines.
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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is in line to make his first appearance in over six weeks at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow afternoon, after recovering from a shoulder injury.
Jose Enrique also looks set to miss out as he recovers from a knee problem, with Iago Aspas and Sebastian Coates also remain on the side-lines.
Three points for the Reds would see them leapfrog Arsenal, while they will go top if they win and Chelsea fail to beat Newcastle United.
Liverpool are unbeaten on their last three visits to the Gunners, with last season’s corresponding fixture ending 2-2.
Tomorrow’s match will see Luis Suarez go up against the club who failed in two attempts to sign him during the summer.
Arsene Wenger offered £40m and a pound in an attempt to trigger a reported clause in the Uruguay international’s contract at a time when it looked almost certain that he would be leaving Merseyside.
However, the 26 year old remained with the club, and has returned to first team action in superb style following his ten match suspension.
His hat-trick in the 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend took him to six goals in just four league games this season, and fifty-seven in one hundred and one appearances in all competitions since signing from Ajax in January 2011.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and striker Daneil Sturridge have been named Barclays Manager and Player of the month for August.
It is the second time Rodgers has received the accolade, while it is Sturridge’s first of his career.
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Steven Gerrard has admitted that Liverpool aren’t in perfect shape after a tough week leading up to Sunday’s clash with Manchester United, according to the Metro.
Brendan Rodger’s men needed extra time to get past League One side Notts County in the League Cup third round on Tuesday evening – a game in which they lost two key defenders to injury.
Liverpool will be looking to secure back to back victories in the Premier League with victory over Aston Villa in Saturday’s late kick-off.
The Reds could hand a debut to defender Aly Cissokho, who completed his loan move from Valencia earlier this week, though Sebastian Coates has been ruled out for the majority of the season, and Luis Suarez continues his suspension.
Derby County manager Nigel Clough has told Liverpool that they will need to pay more than £6m if they want to sign midfielder Will Hughes, the Metro understands.
Clough has also confirmed that the East Midlands club have so far received no offers for the England under 21 star, who he believes is worth far more than the figure previously quoted.